Water Those ‘Maters!

You’ve planted your tomatoes and are eagerly waiting to see them grow so you can add them to salads, burgers, and other tasty dishes. To ensure you get the best fruit, follow these tomato watering tips.

In the Garden
Early in the growing season, you’ll want to water your tomato plants early in the morning. As the summer temperatures increase, you may want to water your plants twice a day. Tomatoes planted in the garden generally need 1 – 2 inches of water a week.

In Containers
Tomatoes that are planted in containers need more than those planted in the garden. Water evaporates a lot faster in containers as the soil heats up. A good rule of thumb for container tomatoes is to water them until water comes out of the bottom of the pot. As with garden tomatoes, it’s better to water the plants early in the morning. If the soil feels dry about an inch below the surface, water that bad boy again.

Mulch It Up
Adding a layer of organic mulch can also help reduce evaporation. This will keep the water where it’s needed which is keeping your maters nice and hydrated.

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