Growing Guide for Tomatoes:
Plant your tomato seedlings in a location that receives full sunlight, ideally around 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
Choose well-draining, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.8. Amending the soil with compost or organic matter can improve its quality.
- Space your tomato seedlings 18-24 inches apart in rows that are 36-48 inches apart.
- Plant the seedlings at a depth of about 1/2 to 2/3 of their stem height, burying them deeper than they were in their containers. This promotes a strong root system.
- Water your tomato plants consistently, keeping the soil evenly moist. Avoid wetting the foliage to prevent fungal diseases.
- Provide support for your tomato plants with stakes, cages, or trellises to keep them upright as they grow and produce fruit.
- Remove suckers (small side shoots) that develop in the leaf axils to encourage better air circulation and fruit production.
- Fertilize with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer according to the package instructions to ensure adequate nutrients for growth and fruiting.
You can start harvesting tomatoes when they reach their desired size and ripeness. Simply twist or cut the tomatoes from the plant with a sharp pair of garden shears.
With “The Tomato Box,” you’ll have a continuous supply of homegrown tomatoes to enjoy in your favorite dishes. Happy gardening!