I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Scenic Southern Indiana
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Re: O/T Tomatoes
I don't plant tomatoes until about May 10. This year it will probably be May 6 or May 7, because I'm off work those days and if it looks like no frost I'll plant. I plant mostly Better Boy tomatoes and set them about 4' apart. I make a hole with a trowel and pour in about a pint of Miracle Grow mixture, then plant the tomatoe as deep as possible. Pull off the suckers (bottom leaves of the plant) and get as much stem in the ground as possible. As the ground warms up, they should take root and make strong plants. When they get up 12-14" I put cages around mine, but you can also stake them. That's all I do with mine other than keep them well-watered.