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[Tomato Dirt #253] What’s the best spacing when planting tomatoes?
April 21, 2022

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 12, Number 8

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FEATURE: What’s the Best Spacing for Planting Tomatoes?

What’s the best spacing for planting tomatoes?

As you set plants in the ground, it would be helpful to have a clear idea of how far apart to plant tomatoes.

The short answer: the spacing for planting tomatoes depends on a couple of different factors.

One is the tomato variety. Another is where you’re planting them.

But first things first.

Does spacing for tomato plants really matter? Yes!

Proper spacing allows for … (Keep reading)

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You’re getting ready for container planting … but what should you use to fill all those pots?

What’s the best soil for your containers … what kind of soil do you have in your garden … how can you regenerate the soil mix in your containers?

Our good friends at Gardener’s Supply have all kinds of useful information about soil, compost, and fertilizer. They’ll help you learn about all the different kinds of fertilizing and soil amendment gear you need for your containers.

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More About Planting Tomatoes

When to Transplant Tomato Seedlings to Get Healthiest Crop Top Tips for Planting Tomatoes How to Harden Off Tomato Plants for the Garden Tomato Transplanting Mistakes to Avoid

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

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