The Urban Farmer: High Production Tomato Growing – How to Grow a lot of Tomatoes in a Small Space (FSFS11)

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Tomato Growing Tips

  • Curtis found a niche growing generic looking tomatoes.
  • “Whatever people want, is what I am gonna grow….  Who wants what, and how much are you gonna buy?”
  • “Often that means just swallowing your price and that means I am just going to do this because it’s what people want.”
  • “What’s the best way that I can move a lot of stuff with the least amount of effort.”
  • Curtis starts his plants in a 200 cell tray and then goes to a 2.5″ pot after about 3 weeks.
  • Curtis grows all of his tomatoes in greenhouses to avoid weather swings.
  • Curtis spaces his tomato plants 10″ apart and starts the plants in the ground by planting them 2/3 deep.
  • Curtis hard prunes all of his tomato plants.  He removes all suckers and leaf growth below the lowest set of fruit.  The forces the indeterminate varieties to have a single vine which is then trellised up a string. 

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