Full Sun Project
Step 1: Find a sunny spot. Tomatoes need full sun (6-8 hours a day). If there's not an area in your garden that recieves full sun, you can grow tomatoes in large containers that can accomodate their vigorous root system
Step 2: Plant in nutrient-rich soil. In the garden, amend dense clay soil with Pike Vegetable & Flower Mix to improve drainage, provide nutrients and balance soil pH for healthy vegetables. In containers, use Pike Potting & Container Soil, which provides a fertilizer to jump start root growth and also contains wetting agents that help retain moisture in the soil.
Step 3: Plant deeply. Remove the bottom 1 or 2 rows of leaves, then bury the stem up to where those leaves used to be. The covered stem will grow new roots for a stronger plant. Tomatoes are the only plant that you should plant this deeply
Step 4: Water & feed regularly. Water extremely well when planting. Then, maintain a consistent watering schedule so that the soil stays slightly moist to the touch. Irregular watering can cause the fruit to split. Use Dr. Earth's Organic Tomato & Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer to fertilize every 6 weeks.
- 1 Gallon - Tomato
- 1 Bag - Pike Potting Soil
- 1 Bag - Dr. Earth Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer
- 1 Bag - Pike Potting & Container Soil
- 1 Bag - Pike Vegetable & Flower Mix