Start from Seed
Maybe you want to get a jump on the growing season. Or maybe you want varieties that you
can't find at the gardening center. Those are good reasons to grow your tomatoes from seed.
Doing so gives you more control, and usually a healthier crop.
Water and Feed
Tomatoes are extra thirsty during the first few weeks in the soil. You'll want to water them
every day. After they're established, be sure to feed and water your plants regularly. You can
do both at the same time with a
Miracle-Gro® Liquafeed® Feeder, or Miracle-Gro® Watering Can Singles.
How to Keep Your Tomato Plants Healthy
Don't forget to water regularly to keep the soil from drying out. Tomatoes love water, and
one of the biggest reasons for decline in tomato plants is lack of moisture. You'll be amazed
at how your plants respond to plant food, so feed them regularly, too. If some branches grow
near or on the ground, snip them off to prevent disease. Also, quickly remove any tomatoes
attacked by bugs or worms. You don't want to encourage them.