11 Tricks for growing Tomatoes in South Africa

11 Tricks for growing Tomatoes in South Africa

Tomatoes love the warm weather in Plettenberg Bay. The fresh taste of a warm, juicy tomato is unforgettable. In gardens as small and compact as your window-box or tucked into an apartment's terrazza (a kind outdoor living space), tomatoes are worth growing for their deliciousness alone; but if you have room to grow more than just one plant--even in large containers on the balcony—then do so with joy! 

They enjoy the sunny location and fertile, well-drained soil on our north facing slope at Rosheen Crescent 17 in Plettenberg Bay South Africa at our Food Forest.

Tomatoes are daily needed for incorporation into things like stews, soups, salads, amongst many others.

Here are 11 Tricks on how to grow Tomatoes

  1. Grow your Tomatoes deep

  2. Mulch your Tomatoes

  3. Remove Suckers

  4. Avoid Inconsistent Watering

  5. Give them Nutrients they need (Phosphorus)

  6. Remove the lowest Leafes to reduce splash back

  7. Check on them at least two times a week.

  8. Remove discolored leaves early

  9. Don`t remove the first red tomato immediately.
    Leave it for seed saving.


    Heirloom Tomatoes

  10. Grow different varieties

  11. Stake your tomatoes

    Tomatoes

 

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