We’re in the process of filming a new 7-part free e-course series. This is the third one. I’ll be posting each episode to the blog over the next few weeks. Once we’ve filmed all seven, I’ll be transferring them to webpages and will also make them available in the members’ area.
In this video, market gardener Dan shares his experience on how to avoid common problems when growing tomatoes, including what to focus on when pruning them.
– Good airflow is vital
– Use drip irrigation and monitor to ensure your soil is not too moist
– Regularly apply compost, and vary the composition of your compost and mulch
– The ideal growing temperature is in the 25-32°C = 77-90°F range
– To facilitate pruning, use sharp, pointy scissors
– Snip-off the suckers and trim-off lower leaves to increase airflow & light to your fruit
– How to identify suckers and why it’s important to remove them.
Video length: 8:20
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