The Big Beef tomato plant is a beefsteak tomato hybrid renowned for its large size. It's perfect for adding to your favorite soups, stews and other tomato-based dishes. The care and maintenance of the Big Beef tomato plant is similar to that of other types of tomatoes, but you should be aware of its voracious thirst. Make sure you give your Big Beef plant enough water so you can enjoy its full potential.
Water the Big Beef tomato seeds. Add water twice a day or as needed to keep the soil moist at all times. The seeds will typically germinate within two weeks.
Hydrate juvenile Big Beef tomato plants. Supply the plant with 64 oz. of water per day split between two or three watering sessions, maintaining this level of watering until the plant starts to grow tomatoes.
Pile 2 inches of mulch around the Big Beef tomato plant once it reaches a height of 4 inches or more. Mulch reduces water loss through evaporation and helps keep the plant's thirsty roots moist.
Boost the amount of water you give to the Big Beef tomato plant once it starts to bear fruit, during which time its water needs skyrocket to support tomato production. Supply 96 to 128 oz. of water split into twice-daily sessions.