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Planting leggy tomatoes

Postby woodfloorpete » May 02, 2008 11:14 am

It will soon be time to set out tomatoes here in Victoria if it ever really warms up. Some of my plants have gotten a bit leggy. When I put them out in the garden can I plant them extra deep for stability? I have two foot high raised beds and was planning to take the bottom leaves off and plant them six to eight inches deep. Will this hurt the plants? Thanks
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Postby kelly_m » May 02, 2008 11:36 am

Go for it....tomatoes will put out roots from the any part of the stem under the ground!
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Postby Sharon Bryson » May 02, 2008 1:56 pm

If you plant the tomatoes on an angle to get the long stems buried, it seems advantageous. They are then in the warmer upper layers of the soil. You also don't have to dig a deep straight-down hole!
They can be buried so only the top couple of leaf sets are out of the ground.
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