Ten days to harvest!

As tomatoes begin to grow taller we realize why we were talking about support so much! It’s always better to start supporting your tomatoes when the plant is small — because soon they grow wild and out of control (see my photos). Even when they are in cages you may still find the need for a stake or two. Do all that you can to keep your plant supported to encourage healthy growth and lessen the chance of bugs. At this point you will also want to water your tomatoes often and use some food (10-10-10 is best for tomatoes). Miracle Grow works great for this purpose. Follow the instructions on the package and be sure to water early in the day! I would also try not to wet the leaves when applying food. You don’t need food on the leaves — it needs to be on the ground near the plant so it can reach the roots.

So STOP dreaming about fresh red tomato slices with some olive oil based mayonnaise spread between two slices of warm french bread!…..or stewed tomatoes, or freshly squeezed tomato juice! And, don’t forget all that rich lycopene that simply goes along for the ride!

Check out my tomatoes they are at the top of the fence!

They are waving to my neighbor Ann!

I would love to hear from you, please leave a comment!


3 responses to this post.

  1. Oh wow they are getting big! Over here in BC we are in a snap cold season that reminds me all to well of October. I can’t wait until it warms up and my tomatoes really take off!


  2. Those look great! Thanks for the tips… need to go support my tomato plants asap now! ♥ Michelle


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