There are 10 easy steps to growing high-yield tomatoes!
- Get the right types of tomatoes to grow in your climate. If you need tips, talk to a local expert.
- Lay the plants on their sides.
- Plant them in a trench with the top three inches uncovered.
- Add a fourth to a half a cup of slow release fertilizer.
- Erect a cage around each individual plant. It should be about five feet tall with a two foot diameter.
- Cover the cages with floating row cover to provide protection from wind.
- Fertilize the plants each week using a hose-end applicator. Apply directly to the leaves.
- Side dress the tomatoes with two to three teaspoons of ammonium sulfate after they produce their first yield. Water afterward.
- Wait until tomatoes are 30% ripe, and then pick them. Otherwise the birds will get them.
- Do not refrigerate tomatoes. They go bad quickly if you do, so put them on the counter instead.
Watch the video for the details, and be sure to check out the other great gardening videos in LDSPrepper’s channel—he’s got a lot of other great advice for growing tomatoes and much more.