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How To - Introduction To Growing Tomatoes

How To - Introduction To Growing Tomatoes

24/01/2013

Introduction To Growing Tomatoes Tomatoes are one of the crops people grow first, because the taste of home grown tomatoes far surpasses supermarket ones. Tomatoes are not difficult to grow, but you do need to learn a few basic things. This starter video gives a really good overview of the whole process of growing a tomato from seed to harvest. It doesn't go into great detail about specific parts of the process but I have added separate videos for those more detailed element...

How To Sow Tomato Seeds

How To Sow Tomato Seeds

24/01/2013

Sowing Tomato Seeds. If you want to save money and raise your own tomato seedlings, here are some videos to help you find your way. You can plant tomato seeds in various ways: - sow several seeds into a mixed pot and then separate and transplant them when they are big enough; - sow them in individual cells, with two to a cell and then thin out the weakest one - then you can ease out the whole cell and root ball and pot them on that way; - or you can sow them direc...

How To Transplant Tomato Seedlings

How To Transplant Tomato Seedlings

24/01/2013

Transplanting Tomato Seedlings If you're growing your tomatoes from seed, or have bought a tray of seedlings, you'll need to pot them up so that they can have a pot to themselves to grow on until they are ready for their final growing position. This short video by youtube user MaryAliceJohnsonful shows you how to tell whether tomato seedlings are ready to transplant and how you should do it. If you've bought seedlings by post which have been sent in a squash...

Advanced How To - Hand Pollinating Tomatoes

Advanced How To - Hand Pollinating Tomatoes

24/01/2013

Hand Pollinating Tomatoes Grown Indoors If you grow your tomatoes indoors, hydroponically or in a conservatory or on a windowledge, this might be useful. Tomatoes generally self pollinate reasonably well but you will only get fruit from pollinated flowers and where you have removed the plants from bees and other bugs, you may find that your yields of tomatoes can be increased by giving the plant a little helping hand. If you want to give it a try to increase your number...

How To Pinch Out Tomato Sideshoots

How To Pinch Out Tomato Sideshoots

24/01/2013

Pinching out sideshoots (pruning suckers) Once your tomato plants are growing and have put on a few leaves, there are a few things you can do to increase your yield of tomatoes. One of them is to pinch out the sideshoots (called pruning suckers in the US). The tomato plant will naturally put energy into forming a bushy strong stable plant, but you want it to put its energy in to forming lots of trusses of fruit, as you will give it support in other ways, so it doesn't need t...

Advanced How To - Extending The Tomato Season

Advanced How To - Extending The Tomato Season

24/01/2013

Advanced Growing - Taking Cuttings or Pruning Back Finished Plants to Extend The Season Here are some advanced tips for those of you who are more confident growing tomatoes. Getting a new life out of straggly old plants This video from Praxxus55712 shows you how to cut back a plant which is nearly finished and keep it growing on a windowledge through the winter. Also how to ripen the last few tomatoes on the straggly vines. The video is quite long for a chi...

How To Save Tomato Seed For Next Year

How To Save Tomato Seed For Next Year

24/01/2013

Saving Your Own Seed To Grow Next Year's Tomatoes Once you find a variety of tomatoes you love, you want to keep growing them. You can buy more seed, but why not try saving some of your own? That way you can spend your seed money on trying out new varieties instead, and get a lot of satisfaction from knowing some of your plants have come from last year's crop. This short video from youtube user Gumleyboy shows how one successful home grower saves and dries his tomato seed. ...

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