Planting tomatoes


Old 05-06-08, 07:36 PM
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Planting tomatoes

Well, its been a couple of year since I grew tomatoes and I bought some good plants from a local grower and forgot to ask how to plant them. I planted them deep (remembered that) but I couldn't remember whether to strip the leaves underground or leave them. What about leaves that touch the ground? Since I already planted them tonight, should I gently scrape the dirt away and remove the leaves? or just leave them?
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Old 05-06-08, 07:55 PM
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I planted mine leaves & all with only 20% above ground as directed.
Old 05-07-08, 04:43 AM
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I usually pull the bottom leaves off, lay the plant sideways and just curve up the remaining leaves and support it with a "pillow" of dirt. The long stem you laid sideways becomes nothing but roots and will feed the plant really good.
Old 05-25-08, 08:33 AM
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as the other replies state, plant it deep with just a little bit of the top showing. No need to remove the lower leaves.
Old 05-25-08, 07:05 PM
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My tomatoes are now doing very well and I have a few little green fruit already!

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