How to Take Care of Your New Tomato Plants

by Deltagardener
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.
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Sandra Endress Sandra Endress on May 13, 2019

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

  • Kathryn 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?

  • Anna Anna on Jul 13, 2022

    Sandra Endress mentioned 5 gal. Pots, but you never said what theRIGHT container is!! Did I miss something?

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  • Marei 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 Dpbeee2 on Jul 02, 2017
    Appreciate the tips. Thank you.