How To Grow Tomatoes

Planting tomatoes can be difficult if you’re unsure where to start. Whether they are in a pot on your porch, or outside in your garden, Ace’s Home Experts are here to help!

In A Pot

What To Use

When planting tomatoes in a pot, it is very important to give them room to grow. Use, yes, a REALLY BIG POT. For tomatoes, you can use a 5 gallon bucket or a large decorative pot.

Fill It Up

Fill your pot with potting soil. As you fill, be sure not to pack tightly. Drainage and aeration is the key to growing healthy tomatoes.

Plant Them Deep

Most plants are planted 2-4 inches below the soil. While this is correct, for tomatoes, you will plant them very deep in the soil. Dig a hole in your soil and plant your tomato stalk deep, about 2/3 of the stalk should be in the dirt.

Caring For Them Right 

First, your tomato plants need lots of water love. Get a moisture tracker to ensure you are hitting that hydration sweet spot. Secondly, tomatoes love that extra food. Buy some plant food to keep them healthy and happy. Lastly, ensure your tomatoes get 8-10 hours of sunlight a day.


In The Ground

Start With The Soil

Starting with healthy soil is critical for nurturing any plant. For tomatoes, you can cater to your plants needs by using Miracle Grow Organic Soil. Till up your soil spot and mix with this formula.

Plant Them Deep 

Most plants are planted 2-4 inches below the soil. While this is correct, for tomatoes, you will plant them very deep in the soil. Dig a hole in your soil and plant your tomato stalk deep, about 2/3 of the stalk should be in the dirt. Fill in your hole with more Miracle Grow Soil. Only a few inches should be exposed above soil.

Caring For Them Right 

First, your tomato plants need lots of water love. Get a moisture tracker to ensure you are hitting that hydration sweet spot. Secondly, tomatoes love that extra food. Buy some plant food to keep them healthy and happy. Lastly, ensure your tomatoes get 8-10 hours of sunlight a day.

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