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Tomatoes and their need for water

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I started May 28th planting 4 tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled in the bottom rim and a second row up about 10 inches. I buried the can to where the top holes just barely were above the ground, put in two shovels full of compost, then I fill the can up with water ever 2 days and tried not to water the leaves.
These four plants are now 5 ft 4 inches in less that a month and a half and loaded with green tomatoes and about a hundred sets of tomato blossoms.
  • tomatoes and their need for water, gardening, May 28th 2012
May 28th 2012
  • tomatoes and their need for water, gardening, End of June toping the 3 ft cage
End of June toping the 3 ft cage
  • tomatoes and their need for water, gardening, July 9th after a week of record high temps and very little rain the plants here are loaded with tomatoes inside the cage and full of blooms too
July 9th after a week of record high temps and very little rain...the plants here are loaded with tomatoes inside the cage and full of blooms too!
  • Dianeg1234
    Dianeg1234 Greenfield, MA

    Love this idea. I will be doing this in the spring. Last year my tomatoes had leaf disease , I am thinking from leaves were getting wet during watering.

    • Dianeg1234
      Dianeg1234 Greenfield, MA

      Thank you it will be time before we know it.

  • Tom
    Tom Olympia, WA

    Good idea. This is another good idea. In the video a gardener is watering plants at the roots. Leaves aren't water, there's little runoff, and it's fast. He prefers it to drip. I want one! Video captions helpful.

  • Cheryl Weiss
    Cheryl Weiss Edmond, OK

    How many gallon does the garbage can hold

  • DW
    DW Plattsburg, MO

    If it holds 2 gallon of water that's a lot..you want a once a week deep watering for the plants, unless you're in the desert, then 2x a week. Too much is as bad as not enough.

  • Clarissa Trasky

    What kind of tomatoes did you plant?

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