Growing productive tomatoes starts with proper planting. Michal from Warren’s Southern Gardens explains.
Dany: All right Michal, we’re here talking about tomatoes. I’ve got three tomatoes here in front of me, what am I looking at?
Michal: Well we’ve got two varieties here, we have Carmello, and we have Kellog’s Breakfast.
Dany: Both delicious.
Michal: Delicious. This is one of my favorite, it’s a cherry type tomato, but a big cherry. Big clusters of tomatoes.
This one is a beef steak type. Up to one-
Dany: Super smokey, super meaty.
Michal: Up to one pound, so that’s a good keeper in there. On planting tomatoes, if you find them, the varieties that you want, choose a larger plant, because you can take all these lower limbs off, bury the plant up to here. All of this little fuzz that we have on this will turn into roots, so more roots, more nutrition, more water available to the tomato.
Dany: Nice. One thing I love to see people doing is if they have a real … when to ditch it, to put it down in their gardens. The tip will turn towards the sun and you’ll have a lot of roots down in there.
Dany: Yeah, so I like to get tomatoes in March first, get them in a little bit early than it’s prescribed. When do you suggest it?
Michal: I suggest as early as they’re available, maybe in February. It would require some protection I’m sure, but the benefits far outweigh the little bit of labor to cover those things up, but you’ll get much more tomato production.
Dany: Well you heard him folks, we need to get out there, get our tomatoes, and get them in the ground. Thanks Michal.
Michal: Thank you.