How often should you water your upside down tomato plant?
This can be a difficult question to answer because I don't know which zone you are in. I am experimenting with upside down tomatoes this year (2007) and I am in zone 7. We have had little rain this year ( i don't think rain matters though because there is such a small area in the top of the bucket, just like most container gardening you need to water every day) My tomatoes are in 5 gallon paint buckets. I have wave petunias growing in the top. I use a tsp of miracle grow to a gallon of water for each bucket (1 plant tomato plant per bucket) I water each bucket everyday with a 1 gallon solution. Some days I'm lazy and don't add the fertilizer, but the plants never let me get lazy because if they need water they will let me know. Usually by 11:00 am or so when the sun begins to get hot. I have had nice juicy tomatoes since around the 4th of July. I'm growing Better Boys, Lemon Boys and romas. I love growing my tomatoes this way. If you would like more info and pictures you may email me at Lovellc21.net and I will send more info to you.
A large tomato plant can hang upside-down from a planter if the root ball fits through the hole in the bottom of the planter. im sure you can, but im not sure how good it will do if you put a tomato in an upside down planter. your best bet is to put a tomato plant in the planter, not a tomato Ya, but you will squish it.
Tomato plants are poisonous, so you should probably consult your vet if this happens. There is a way to expel the plant material from the crop, however this is best left to those with experience and you can not wait too long. It is quite unlikely for a chicken to eat a tomato plant, so you should probably also see if there is something else wrong.
Tomato is an annual, meaning it will not last after more than one season. Once it has flowered and produced its fruit, it has no more usefulness, so can be composted. Next spring, either plant tomato seeds in seeding pots before transplanting, or purchase tomato plants from your local garden centre, or if you have success before, plant seeds directly in the garden, depending on your location.
It is very easy to transplant a tomato plant. Simply dig a hole deep enough to bury the plant past its first leaf stems. If the plant is very long, you can actually lay it down in a trench just a few inches in the the ground and bend up the top of tomato plant just so the last set of leaves are exposed. This method will actually grow a healthier tomato plant as it…
A tomato plant is an annual plant and it grows, produces tomatoes and dies for one season. There are plants such as perennials that seem to "die" but regrow and bloom again in the spring or summer but a tomato plant is not one of these. So, once you plant your tomato seeds and reap the benefits of their tomatoes they will eventually stop blooming andyielding tomatoes and the plant will die and not come…