27 thoughts on “How I Plant A Tomato In My Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

    Sheds Direct

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    Does it really need a little hole to plant tomato in a raised bed garden? Well, I guess this will really help somehow. It's a good thing to learn such way and I hope this will really work out and create a very productive tomatoes. 

    EthanC

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    To bad it is to late

    Reaganite71

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    On average it's 3-4 weeks after germination. Make sure you keep the light close to the plants so they don't get too leggy. But monitor it daily so you don't let the seedlings get burnt on the light. ;-)

    Jess Roger

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    Approx. how long does it take for tomato seedlings to start growing its true leaves? I just germinated some beefsteak tomatoes 7 days ago and have no idea how long it can possibly take for them to be ready for a bigger pot. Any advice?

    Reaganite71

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    The reason I didn't go deeper is two fold. First the base of the material in the bed has lot of clay in it. It will take a couple of years of compost amending, turning to get it where I want it. Secondly, as fast as these are growing I wanted an air barrier zone to protect the young plants from disease and fungus. I'm also going to be mounding with fresh compost around the stems as the season goes on.

    Reaganite71

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    About a foot and a half. It's a raised bed and I will be single stemming many of them. 

    Kimberly Smith

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    I think you did a good job. But I think you forgot to plant it deeper as you were planning to do. Thank you for all your time and tips.

    1ChevyGuy375

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    How far did you space your tomatoes? Also If you want to be organic just water with a organic fertilizer like from Neptune's harvest or even compost tea.

    Reaganite71

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    As a matter of fact, I put some in the rain barrel water. I just forgot to mention it. Thanks! 

    Tom Hawkins

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    Put some epsom salts around them. Helps them produce faster.

    tngalinthegarden

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    i'm a new subscriber and really enjoying going back and watching all your videos 🙂 in east tn and our weather is crazy too…highs in the 80's the past week and now our extended forecast shows highs in the 60's for the next several days…make up your mind already!! thanks for all the videos…you're informative and entertaining…win, win!!

    Reaganite71

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    Isn't that the truth! I was sweating in the garden yesterday and bundled up today. Nuts is the word.

    chris marston

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    My maters up in Centerton are itching to be planted, but I am glad now that I have been too busy! This weather is nuts!

    Reaganite71

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    See my response to Holy Hoosier. Thanks Nathan.

    Reaganite71

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    The reason I didn't go deeper is two fold. First the base of the material in the bed has lot of clay in it. It will take a couple of years of compost amending, turning to get it where I want it. Secondly, as fast as these are growing I wanted an air barrier zone to protect the young plants from disease and fungus.

    RescueDogTreats

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    Looking like some healthy tomaters! Good to see the sun…thanks for the info. :)

    Holy Hoosier

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    As one other here posted: I would have taken that baby all the way to the top nodes. Were you leaving room for something or do you typically leave them that exposed? All of my tranplants to this point (both) have been as deep as I can get them and they explode. Another great vid Reaganite71! I look forward to watching your garden grow this summer.

    Nathan Fajkus

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    Couldn't that tomato planted have been planted a little deeper?…it looks pretty tall I would have trenched it…otherwise good video!!

    Sheila6325

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    Beautiful!

    Reaganite71

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    You bet. Don't prune the suckers off the Early Girls. I found that out last year. They only put out so many shoots/tomatoes and that's it. (i.e. they're determinant tomatoes)

    Reaganite71

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    I had to go to work after shooting the video ;)

    George Gray (Garden Channel)

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    Thank You! I'm doing tomato plants in a raised bed for the first time and was in need of guidance! Now I feel better about my placements! 

    Reaganite71

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    Thanks George. I single stem indeterminate tomatoes (Better Boys for example). Determinate ones, like Rutgers I let grow because they're only going to put out a certain amount. Since it's a raised bed, and I single stem many, I can plant more closely. For single stem, you can plant them as close as one foot apart and run them up a trellis. For the determinates, I like to give them 1 1/2 to 2 feet of spacing. I fudged a bit on that this year though because I had so many seeds germinate. ;-)

    Reaganite71

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    Friday & Saturday morning lows are supposed to be mid 30's here. The big storm system is supposed to be here around midnight, so I've got the greenhouse sides down and secured. I painted milk jugs black and let them heat up today. I've heard that they will slowly release their heat in the greenhouse overnight and help keep the temps up & plants warm. We'll see. ::fingers crossed::
    

    Rainbow Gardens

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    Lucky you, already planting tomatoes!
    We expect below freezing this weekend :(

    George Gray (Garden Channel)

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    looking great! Do you single stem and how close do you plant each tomato? Happy Gardening! 

    Reaganite71

    (December 6, 2016 - 12:56 pm)

    You'll love it! Thoughts & prayers to all you folks up there.

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