Planting Tomatoes In A Raised Garden Bed Definitely Has Its Pluses
Also Makes Them Easier To Harvest!
If it’s that time of year again, in your area of the world, that time when you start to contemplate planting a vegetable garden, more than likely tomatoes are going to be part of it. Now if you have soil that is less than, shall we say, premium you are going to want to consider planting your tomatoes in a raised garden. There are some considerations you will want to review as you trudge forth to continue or start your first vegetable garden.
The video below from Growing Your Greens touches on a number of important points that you will want to consider when planting your tomatoes in a raised bed. Here are some of the major points on the video.
Raised Garden Tips
- Use bio intensive gardening if you lack space and want to make the most of what you do have.
- The two types of tomatoes in a raised garden are determinate and indeterminate. Determinate plants have a fixed size and number of tomatoes, where indeterminate plants grow until they are stopped by frost or pulling them out by the roots.
- Plant determinate plants 1’-0” apart and indeterminate 2’-0” apart.
- In the video Texas Tomato Cages are used, but any tomato cage of sufficient size can be utilized.
- Offset the rows of tomatoes in a raised garden to maximize space and keep the roots in there own area.
- Set up irrigation as shown if it is in the budget, it will make your life much simpler and increase your yields.
- Add companion plants, such as herbs or pepper plants to utilize the empty space between tomato plants.
All you have to do now is to watch the video and get started planting your tomatoes.