Asked on Mar 28, 2018

How far apart should I plant my tomatoes?

Cindy Munroe
by Cindy Munroe
  7 answers
  • Gk Gk on Mar 28, 2018
    Plant them 18 to 24 inches apart. They seem so small when you first plant them but they can get huge.

  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 28, 2018
    go with the 24 inch spacing...better air circulation.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 28, 2018
    actually they should be further apart to allow for more air circulation.....

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 28, 2018
    If you have room for more than 24 inches, go more. They will get bushy and tall. My mini tomatoes use the regular tomatoes when they get to tall, to keep themselves off the ground, or go to the fence. They will somewhat support each other by making a canopy when they outgrow the tomato cages.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Mar 28, 2018
    At least three feet apart so that they have some air circulation which will help to prevent mildew problems. When you plant, squeeze a couple of sheets of newspaper into a ball, soak in a pail of water and then place in the bottom of the hole. This acts like peat moss and helps to keep the tomatoes from cracking due to moisture content changes during hot weather.

  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 28, 2018
    When I plant mine, I do the 18 to 24 inches. I will also plant them in a zig zag manner. Uses the same amount of area, but gives the plants more air and sun:) And, if you plant Marigolds around your tomato area, it will fend off tomato bugs! :)

  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 28, 2018
    get a plan in place to support the vines...tomatoe cages, trellis, 1 pole method, have you checked how to remove the suckers and how to prune the plant?