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[Tomato Dirt] How to Make a Watering Plan for Tomatoes
May 07, 2014
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
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Water regularly. Consistent watering produces stronger plants and larger fruit. In the height of summer, water 2-3 times a week. (Rainfall counts.) Later when temperatures cool, scale back to once a week.
Water at the soil line. You’ll help build your tomato’s root system. Avoid overhead watering, which spreads diseases.
Water slowly. Let water sink into the ground to help plants develop strong root systems. When the soil surrounding your tomato plant is moistened 6-8” deep, you’ll know you’ve done your job well.
Get more info about basics for watering tomatoes so you can have healthy, productive tomatoes all season long.
And check out all kinds of ideas for healthy tomato watering on our Watering Tomatoes Pinterest board.
When it comes to choosing a garden hose for watering your tomatoes, there’s more to consider than you might think: hose length, hose material, hose diameter – even the fitting that attaches the hose to the spigot.
One of the most frustrating problems when watering tomatoes? A kinked hose. Make sure you consider these 3 tips for choosing a garden hose that doesn’t kink:
|Easy-Squeeze Spray Nozzle
|Drip Soaker Hose
|Manual Water Timer
|Watering Tomatoes When Planting and Just Afterwards
|Techniques for Watering Tomatoes
|Watering Tomatoes FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
|Am I Watering My Tomatoes Enough?