Beyond eating loads of them fresh in season – we use our tomato harvest to make homemade tomato juice, pizza and pasta sauce, salsa and picante. Dig into soil about 1 foot deep and mix in aged manure or compost. Two weeks before planting your tomato plants outdoors, beef up that soil! The Spruce / K. Dave. Planting Tomatoes. Most families need only a few plants, so it is best to buy plants and not grow them from seed. Roots will sprout all along the buried stem to make a stronger plant. We have a large garden and usually grow about 2-3 flats of tomatoes. Remove the seeds from a ripe tomato and soak them for 14 hours in tepid water. Plant Tomatoes Deeply. It's easy, it's fast, and perfect for beginner gardeners! Although tomatoes are always classified as heavy feeders, this can be misleading. If you’re looking to have a few tomatoes on hand for sandwiches, then you shouldn’t need more than 2-3 plants. In well-prepared, fertile soil, a tomato plant is resourceful. Growing a badge-of-honor tomato starts with choosing the perfect variety, sowing it properly, and providing a little TLC until it sets root. Determinate varieties will produce one large crop, and then die off towards the end of the season. Growing Zones. 4. Set the plant in the hole deeply enough so that two-thirds of it is buried. Buy healthy, green plants that are 6 to 8 inches tall.   A tomato plant will produce roots along the buried part of its stem, developing a strong root system and sturdier plants. In fact, our heirloom tomato crop is by far the most utilized of all of the vegetables we grow. When planting a tomato seedling, remove the bottom few sets of leaves, and dig a hole deep enough so that most of the plant is buried in the planting hole. Do not set out tomato plants until all danger of frost has passed. Plant it down to just shortly above the first leaves. Indeterminate varieties will continue to produce fruit throughout the growing season, sometimes even up until the first frost. Transplant fall tomatoes in the garden about 100 days before the first expected frost. Cut a slice about 0.5 inches thick. Planting seeds from fresh tomatoes is no harder than planting store-bought seeds. Here we have compiled all of articles with tomato growing tips; everything from the best way to plant tomatoes to information on exactly what do tomatoes need to grow. We love growing tomatoes. Step 4: Bury Two-Thirds of the Tomato Plant. Planting Sliced Tomato: Place your slice of tomato on top of potting mix in a small pot or container. Laying the plant on its side is okay, but angle it so that very top remains above ground. How to Grow Tomatoes From Slices Choose a Tomato: Choose a large, ripe tomato. Planting . When you do plant tomatoes, plant a little deeper than they come in the pot, all the way up to the top few leaves! Tomatoes grow in zones 2-10. 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