Do you love the idea of growing those pretty red veggies, tomatoes at home? Planting some of your favorite veggies or fruits at home not just lets you cherish a naturally delicious and fresh flavour at home, but also proves to be an effective cost-cutting method. Here’s how you can get the most out of your tomato plants!
There’s no doubt in the fact that homegrown tomatoes are absolutely unbeatable when it comes to the rich taste as compared to most markets or grocery outlets. Also, you don’t need to worry about any artificial methods of farming or chemical substances degrading the quality of the produce when you are doing it all by yourself.
But, most people who have ever tried growing fruit, especially tomatoes at home usually end up being disappointed. Either the tomatoes come in a very little produce, or are unacceptably small in size. At the end of the day, what matter is not just planting the seeds, but getting a good harvest.
What you need is a bunch of clever steps that can work wonders to bring drastic improvements in the kind of your tomato harvest. You can make your home gardening quite a fruitful affair and get a surprising 50-80 lbs of tomatoes from every and every one of those plants.
No less than magic, this short YouTube video by LDSPrepper is all you need to learn how you can maximize your gorgeous tomato garden. It takes you through numerous innovative tips and tricks that can not only boost the yield, but help you get large-sized, healthy tomatoes in abundance.
The first step is to purchase plants that are just right for your region. To figure out the same, you can talk with your area’s Master Gardener association or the University Agriculture Extension. Once that’s done, you need to :
- Allow an upward growth of the tips by laying plants on their side.
- Dig the ground and bury the plant, leaving the top 3 inches.
- Add cottonseed meal or other slow release fertilizer.
- Build a strong cage around each of the plants. Go for at least a height of 5 feet and a diameter of 2 feet for the cage.
- Protect the plants from strong winds and harsh weather by covering the cage with plastic or a floating row cover on the sides and the top until the plants are large and strong enough.
- Use a hose-end fertilizer applicator to add a water soluble fertilizer such as Miracle Grow or Rapid Grow on the leaves every week.
- Side dress with some ammonium sulfate and water when the first cluster of fruit appears.
- To keep from birds eating the produce, pick your freshly grown tomatoes when they are 30% ripe.
- Of course, you need to store them in a dry place, but avoid refrigerating the tomatoes.
If you are all set to grow a yummy batch of tomatoes this summer, all it calls for is to head to the awesome video and make the most of your plants!
High Yield Tomato Plants: 50-80 lbs per Plant
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