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[Tomato Dirt #282] How to plant a tomato plant: a step-by-step guide
May 04, 2023

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 13, Number 10

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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FEATURE: How to Plant a Tomato Plant – a Step-By-Step Guide

Planting a tomato plant seems straightforward.

Dig a hole, stick the plant in the opening, back fill it, and POOF! You’re done.

That’s the short version.

But my guess is that you’d like to have the healthiest, most productive tomato plants possible.

With just a bit of TLC on the front end, you can give your plants the best chance of rewarding you with an amazing crop.

And there’s good news for enthusiastic gardeners who can’t wait for growing season. Many of the steps for how to plant a tomato plant successfully have less to do with ... Keep reading ...

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Tomato Growing Tip: When to stake tomato plants

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Set Up Consistent Watering Right Now

Yes, it’s good to be a drip when it comes to watering your garden! Tomatoes need 1-3 inches of water a week.

Hoses, nozzles, drip irrigation, water timers, rain gauges, soaker systems, watering cans, rain urns … check out all kinds of watering gadgets with our good friends at Gardener’s Supply.

Here you’ll find all the different kinds of watering gear you need for your garden. Plus, their watering gadgets and irrigation supplies are quality products that will last season after season. Check them out here.

More Tomato Planting Tips

What’s the Best Spacing for Tomato Plants? 10 Tomato Transplanting Mistakes to Avoid Planting Tomatoes FAQs Harden Off Tomato Plants for the Garden

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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