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Get your vegetable patch started with these gardening tutorials.
You Will Need
- Good growing conditions
- Healthy plants
- Absence of frost
- Proper watering
- Fish emulsion
- Compost tea
- Tomato seeds (optional)
Prepare soil in a bed that gets plenty of sun. Tomatoes prefer fertile soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.8 that drains well. The soil should be rich in organic matter.
Choose healthy plants
Choose plants with healthy green leaves if you are purchasing them. If the leaves have yellow speckles, the plant may be diseased.
Water the base of the plants regularly, but do not let the ground become soggy.
Add fish emulsion or compost tea
Add fish emulsion or compost tea to the plants as they are growing. These supplements contain nitrogen, which tomatoes need.
Harvest your tomatoes
Harvest your tomatoes when fruit has turned red all over. Now you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.