Choosing & Planting Tomatoes

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Knowing what to look for when buying tomato plants for your garden is very important to their success and growth. Learn how to choose the best possible tomato plants for your garden in this free horticulture video from a veteran gardener. View Video Transcript

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Bartholomew DiVietri

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Today we're going to talk about how to pick out and care for a good tomato plant for your vegetable garden. This one right here is very nice. It's pretty straight. There aren't any kind of brown spots or black spots on them. You definitely want to stay away from that. And these need to be planted in full sun and they're going to take about seventy six days with this particular variety of aroma tomato to mature. You want to definitely take a look at the tag and it should say somewhere on the tag how many days or weeks that it's going to take for it to mature and you want to plant it early enough so you have enough time to harvest it before it starts getting cold out. Definitely don't want to forget to water them just about every day and you can use any kind of basic vegetable fertilizer or good old, good old fashioned Miracle Grow fertilizer's going to be good for just about any plant in this whole greenhouse. Not just vegetables, but you could use that for just about anything. But usually with tomatoes, you're going to have to end up getting a tomato cage or staking them or possibly tying them up. We usually tie them up when we grow our own in this green house, but because when they get a lot taller and thicker than this, they're going to start leaning over. This one's doing pretty good right now but there's a lot, like this one that's kind of leaning over to the side like that. You're going to need to get a tomato cage is what most people do for that because when they get the tomatoes on them, they're going to start getting a lot heavier and swaying to both different sides and what not, so you're going to need some kind of tomato cage to keep these guys up. But this particular variety, seventy six days. You want to take a look on the tag because all the different varieties are going to have a little bit of difference in how long they're going to take before they're going to make that different vegetables for you.