Talking Tomatoes with Holly
Determinate vs. Indeterminate Tomatoes Determinate are your typical bush varieties that stay small around 3-4 feet & produce all their fruit at once. These are great if you plan on canning your tomatoes. Indeterminate tomatoes are larger vining tomatoes that typically get between 6 and 12 feet tall. These will require cages. These varieties will keep producing fruit until they die which typically speaking in this area means they'll produce until the frost kills them. Hybrid vs. Heirloom To start off, all of our tomatoes are non-GMO. Hybrid basically means they are a cross of two different varieties to make them produce more and make them more resistant to fungus, nematodes, and diseases. Heirloom varieties are tried and true. Seeds from these plants can be saved and you'll get the same plant next year. You can't do this with hybrid or store-bought. Heirlooms are also often much more rich in flavor and there are unique varieties.
Now that you have a better understanding of tomato varieties- Watch Holly show you a unique way to plant them!
Along the stem of your tomato you will see that it looks fuzzy or hairy - These are actually called trichomes. Once planted, all of these little trichomes will become roots.
Deep planting is beneficial because it creates a better root system for your plant. Horizontal-deep planting is beneficial because not only will you get that amazing root system, but the roots will be closer to the surface, giving them the nice warmth they require to really take off.
Do note that this only works with tomatoes - Do not deep plant your other veggies!
When planting any vegetable, always make sure to include Dr. Earth Vegetable Fertilizer and G&B Organic's Harvest Supreme. These products will help you get the most out of your plants, giving you more abundant and larger sized veggies.
Dr. Earth Home Grown Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Fertilizer | 4 lb. $12.99
G&B Organics Harvest Supreme Soil Amendment | 2 cubic foot $9.99 (Buy 4, get 1 free)