Tomato-planting

How To : Prune tomato plants

Pruning tomatoes is one of the easiest and most beneficial things you can do to increase fruit size and help lessen the chances of disease. The basic method of pruning is to remove the suckers from the leaf axils of the tomato plant. If you remove the suckers you will have lar ...more

How To : Prune tomato plants to increase production

One way to increase production in tomato plants is pruning. Pruning your tomato plants will decrease the amount of energy needed for leaf production and increase the amount of energy that goes into your tomato, which provides a a larger and better tasting tomato. Trimming off ...more

How To : Pinch out the branches on your tomato plants

This video from the the excellent UK series Container Gardening for Food teaches you a simple technique for increasing the yield of your tomato plants. By simply pinching out the new buds your plants continues to sprout after its already fully limbed, you can keep it from expe ...more

How To : Graft eggplant and tomato plants together

Grafting plants together is the oldest and thus far most important kind of genetic engineering practiced in the world. This video features a farmer demonstrating how to graft plants together, using a tomato and a eggplant as an example. He aims to create an eggplant that will ...more

How To : Make christmas trees from a tomato plant cage

John White, Dona Ana County Extension Agent, Teddi Peters, Master Gardener, and Southwest Yard and Garden demonstrate how to make a Christmas tree from a tomato plant cage for the holidays. The cage will already have a tree like form. Attach electrical tape around the prongs. ...more

How To : Prune tomato plants by removing the suckers

Pruning is a very important part of gardening that makes sure plants get nutrition, stay away from disease, and promotes continuous growth. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to prune tomato plants by removing the suckers from them. This will make sure that the plant can g ...more

How To : Grow healthy tomato plants

Follow along as we learn how to grow healthy tomato plants. -When you plant tomato plants you need to get a strip of tinfoil, about two inches wide, and wrap it around the stem. -Make sure you go about an inch into the soil. -When purchasing fertilizer, look at the three numb ...more

How To : Start tomato plants from seed

This video is a tutorial on how to start growing tomato plants from seeds. The instructor first explains that it is important to make sure your seeds are fresh and within the proper date frame and that you pick a good artificial soil mix for proper growth. The tutorial goes ov ...more

How To : Cure your tomato plant of the dreaded horn worm

How to cure your tomato plant of the dreaded horn worm If you have tomato plants that are chewed up and missing pieces you probably have tomato horn worms. You can control horn worms using insecticide or you can take them off my hand. If your pecan leaves have yellow splotches ...more

How To : Save Your Tomatoes From Rats And Rot

Every summer my husband and I plant a tomato plant. We do this to enjoy the plump red tomatoes right off of the vine. This summer we have had a problem, which is that SOMETHING IS EATING OUR TOMATOES AND IT IS NOT US! The Beginning Let me start from the beginning. Purchase ...more

How To : Prune tomatoes for stronger plants

Pruning tomatoes, though not required, will create stronger vines, which produce larger, fuller tomatoes during the growing season. Trim back a tomato plant in the winter with instructions from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening. No need to go crazy, even t ...more

How To : Prune tomatoes and train tomatoes up a string

Don't let that tomato plant go too wild! This how-to video shows how to transform a wily tomato plant into a well-pruned plant. This video also shows how to train the plant to grow up a string. Start eating better tomatoes, even in a smaller space.

How To : Reuse Old Coffee Grounds

Many people start their day with a fresh, hot cup of coffee. They purchase their coffee with care and enjoy it greatly. But what do you do with those grounds once you’ve drunk your coffee? Here are some uses for those used coffee grounds! Note: It's always easiest to handle co ...more

How To : Grow tomatoes in a pots and grow bags

Monty Don demonstrates how to plant tomatoes in grow bags and pots in the greenhouse at Berryfields, including advice on getting the most from grow bags, and when to put tomato plants outside. Gardeners' World is brought to you by the BBC. Search Gardeners' World on WonderHow ...more

How To : Pollinate the tomatoes in your indoor garden

One of the biggest challenges inherent in indoor gardening, hydroponic or soil-based, is how to pollinate your plants without bringing a swarm of bees into your greenhouse. This video demonstrates a quick, simple way to pollinate indoor-garden-grown tomato plants yourself usin ...more

How To : Create tomato cages from concrete wire

Curtis Smith, an extension horticulturist talks about using cages for your tomato plants. He says that some people like to stake tomatoes, some like to cage them and some even just let their tomato plants sprawl. He talks to a local gardener who has built his own tomato cages ...more

How To : Save heirloom tomato seeds for gardening

Heirloom tomato seeds are easy to dry at the end of the season so that you can plant your favorites in the garden next year. Saving seeds of heirloom tomato plants will let you control the plants you grow next year. Watch this Gardening how-to video and learn how easy it is to ...more

How To : Identify problems squash, melons, & chile plants

This video answers some questions on how to identify some of the problems that occur in vegetable gardens: for example, if there are missing leaves on your tomato plant, then it is an indication that they are being eaten by something. In some cases, this pest is the Tomato Hor ...more

How To : Grow tomatoes in your garden

There's nothing tastier than a fresh-picked tomato. Enjoy a bumper crop this year with these tips. Learn how to grow tomatoes in your garden with this Howcast video guide. You Will Need * A sunny spot * A soil test * Tomato seeds or transplants * A tiller * Garden tools * Fer ...more

How To : Grow tomatoes indoors

Contrary to what you may have heard, small tomato plants can be easily grown indoors given the right conditions. This free video home gardener's guide will see that you know everything you need to know to start growing your very own small tomatoes in your home or apartment. W ...more

News : Heart Beet Gardening!

Be Still My Beating Heart, it's Heart Beet Gardening! So we all know that eating organic can be a challenge sometime to our pocket books. With tomatoes being $3 a pound some places, I often get asked how can I eat organic without breaking my bank account. One solution, grow y ...more

How To : Pick plants and trees at a nursery

How to pick plants and trees at a nursery When you are buying annuals it is best to buy them when they are not blooming and colorful. That way they can bloom and be colorful in your yard. Plants with lot's of tight buds that haven't opened are the best ones to buy. You also wa ...more

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