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[Tomato Dirt] The Most Important Step to a Successful Tomato Garden This Year
February 16, 2014
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Image: Cheryl’s Life Ramblings
When it comes to having a successful tomato garden this year, the most important step you can take doesn’t involve a shovel, a tiller, or even a speck of dirt.
The most important step is planning. Here’s what to consider as you plan growing this year’s tomatoes and vegetables in the garden.
Careful thought and planning now will maximize productivity in your garden, help you grow healthy tomatoes and vegetables, and save you extra work later on.
Check out more detailed information about starting a vegetable garden and understanding different tomato varieties to get yourself ready for the new growing season. And get helpful tips about planting tomatoes on our Planting Tomatoes Pinterest board.
Then use a sheet of graph paper to plot your garden. Draw the garden plot according to scale. Label areas which get full sun, part shade, or full shade.
Using a pencil (so you can easily make changes), sketch rows, blocks and raised beds on the plot according to scale. Set up garden with tallest crops facing north, so they won’t shade shorter crops. Be sure to include space for the plants themselves and in between the plants and the rows.
Get more fun and practical ideas for your garden layout on our Gardening Layouts Pinterest page.
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