Planting Tomatoes in Beaverton, OR

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Dig a hole wide enough to fit root ball and several inches of the stem.
Remove several branches leaving only 3 to 4 at the top of the plant.
Lay tomato plant on its side, curving end with branches up towards stake so it can be tied to stake.
Tie top of plant to stake.
Picture showing tomato plants on red ground cover plastic planted in hoop house on May 2, 2009. 
Dig a hole wide enough to fit root ball and several inches of the stem.Click To Enlarge

Dig a hole wide enough to fit root ball and several inches of the stem.


We planted our tomatoes (19 varieties) in a 4' x 24' raised garden bed enclosed in a hoop house.  Spring can be cool in Oregon so we wanted a warm spot for the tomatoes.  We added worm castings, lime, and transplant fertilizer to the hole before we put in the tomato.  We had added dairy manure and alfalfa meal to the soil before we put the red plastic cover over the soil.  We usually put a cloche over the tomato bed, but this is our first experiment with the hoop house.  We are using bamboo stakes to tie up the tomatoes.  We will keep indeterminate types thinned down to 3 main stems.  The determinate plants are on the back side and will be allowed to have several stems. 


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