How to Take Care of Your New Tomato Plants

Learn how to transplant your tomato plants once you get them home and more info on tomato growing from a crazy tomato lover.
Transplanting your new tomato means finding the right container.
Be sure to squeeze the pot to loosen the plant. Never pull it out by holding the leaves.
Check out those healthy roots!
Plant the tomato up to the first set of lower leaves.
Be sure to water your newly transplanted tomato to reduce stress on the plant.
Just a few tomatoes from last years harvest. Looking forward to another great tomato harvest.

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2 questions
  • Sandra Endress
    on May 13, 2019

    What type of soil do you use in your 5 Gal. Buckets & do you put drain holes ???

    • Deltagardener
      on May 14, 2019

      I use either Sungro organic potting mix or Dutch Treat potting soil. The buckets already have drain holes. If yours don’t be sure to add some.

  • Kathryn
    on May 20, 2019

    Have tried for years. Get healthy plants but get no fruit. Ever! Use potting soil IN pots. Live in Texas. Get morning sun. Use miracle grow occasionally. So what’s up?

    • Deltagardener
      on May 20, 2019

      I think the problem is your plants need between 6-8 hours of sunlight. Be sure to use tomato plants that can tolerate your climate. Here tomatoes stop producing fruit when temperatures get over 80F. Other than that it sounds like you are doing the right things.

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  • Marei
    on May 15, 2013

    Great planting advice for our new tomato plants...I saw this after planting but looks like I did it right! Can't wait to have the first harvest. So far, they're doing well in their new home and have tomatoes on the way.

  • Dpbeee2
    on Jul 2, 2017

    Appreciate the tips. Thank you.
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