Deep Burying Tomatoes

Gardener:Old Mangakino Orchard (McCallum's Garden)

Date:02 Oct 2022

Blog Type:Vegetables

Today was the start of our tomato repotting or rebagging to be precise. I say start because we planted too many and I'll need more supplies to finish the job.

When replanting tomatoes we always bury the stem of the plant up to the first set of leaves. This encourages more roots and deeper roots. Note that we only do this with tomatoes as doing this with most other seedlings is a quick way to kill them.

Tomatoes like a deep planting and we do the same thing when we plant them out. This means their roots are deep down and can access more water and nutrients.  The plants in my experience grow stronger too as they grow more roots from the stem.

Our little greenhouse is getting very full now but I think that's a good thing. Just need to be extra vigilant now to ensure we open it up in the morning especially on the few sunny days we have between the long periods of rain.

Deep Burying Tomatoes