Our tomatoes are indeterminate, meaning they will produce fruit over an extended period of time. The plants will become quite large so they should be trellised or staked for best results. Space plants at least three feet apart when planting.
Tomatoes will grow roots from the stems so plant deeply to encourage rooting. This will also help young plants from toppling over.
Wait until night time temperatures are above 50 degrees F before transplanting outdoors.
Grow plants in medium rich soil. Add compost if possible. Do not over fertilize, especially with nitrogen as this will promote leaf and stem growth at the expense of fruit growth. Water seedlings with a high-phosphate fertilizer solution at planting to help boost early yields. Do not over water.
Remove suckers from young plants so that growth is concentrated on the main stem. Keep the leaves from touching the ground, as this will encourage soil borne diseases.
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Growing information for peppers
Peppers are easy to grow and require little maintenance. Transplant plants into well-drained, fertile soils. Add compost if possible.
Wait until night time temperatures are above 50 degrees F before transplanting outdoors. Ideal seedlings have buds, but no open flowers. Space plants at least two feet apart. Plants should be staked to prevent toppling over. Water transplants using a high phosphorus fertilizer. Use row cover or mulch to help prevent weeds. Do not over water.
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