Discover and save creative ideas

    10 tips to get your tomato plants off to a strong start.

    3y Saved to Garden
    • Rhonda Ramey

      Plant Your Tomatoes Deeply by bhg: Planting tomatoes on their sides encourages a stronger root system! #Garden #Tomato

    • Julia Dimakos | Beets and Butter

      Plant Tomatoes on their side to get an extra strong root system, especially for leggy tomato plants. Be sure to remove any leaves that would be covered by soil, to discourage rot.

    • Michelle MacLean

      Plant tomato plants on their side! This will help create an “extra strong rooting system” ( this tip is from BHG it must be true!!)

    • CDH

      Plant tomato plants on their side to give them a strong root system. This and other helpful hints.

    • Sheila Q Riddle

      Planting Tomatoes: Plant tomatoes on their side to give them an extra strong root system

    • Jerry Brumley

      plant tomato plants on their sides to promote strong root system


      Plant tomato plants sideways to give it a stronger root system

    People also love

    when planting your tomatoes, lay the long stem in a trough and bury it. The plant will put out more roots then for a good anchor and the plant won't be so tall and spindly.

    How to plant tomatoes for best results.

    growing tomatoes | growing tomatoes upside down


    Tips for growing squash

    pLANTING TOMATOE TIPS; The number ONE RULE, when it comes to planting tomatoes, is to plant them DEEP.

    Did you know you can start new tomato plants from cuttings?

    Tomato growing tips

    Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it and a lot of other information about caring for tomato plants.

    Cut the bottom off a plastic pot to contain invasive plants bury in the ground. I have been doing this for a few years works great for containing plants that tend to spread, but that I still want to plant in the garden. This also works good for planting a plant in an area that tends to get filled with roots etc. from other plants. I will use a larger pot so that the plant can spread its roots and grow deeper roots, but keeps other tree roots from choking out the one I planted.

    Colorful Tomato Grow Bag

    Tomato, potato & pepper grow bags!

    All in One Tomato Success Kit | Buy from Gardener's Supply

    Dried Banana Peels as a Plant Fertilizer


    4 tomato plant pests & how to get rid of them

    Start sweet potato plants with a old sweet potato and disposable bread pan

    Cornstarch - Tomatoes best friend - safe alternative to poisons - helps deter many garden pests that feed on tomatoes

    How To Grow Tomatoes Without A Garden.

    Alternative Gardning: How to Root Plant Clippings