Burying Our Tomatoes

Gardener:McLittin's Garden

Date:30 Sep 2021

Blog Type:Vegetables

The weather has been kinda nuts here in sunny Northland. I thought we would have super warm weather and our seedlings would be well ahead but it's the end of month 1 and our tomatoes just got their first true leaves.

It's time to move them on to bigger and better things so I've potted them on (or bagged them if you want to be precise). With tomatoes we always bury deep to encourage root growth and it makes a difference.  These ones were planted almost up to the leaves and when we plant them out we will repeat the process. By digging deep holes it ensures they grow strong roots and have access to water deeper down. 

A cool article that explains this well can be found here.


We have red and yellow cherry tomatoes at this stage and are loving the paint pens. Haven has been doing the bags for me and it's easy to work out which plants are the red and which are the yellow. 

Burying Our Tomatoes