Grow tomatoes in a container by picking a container with good drainage, adding quality soil, peat and organic material, and using tomato fertilizer. Protect tomato plants from the cold by bring containers inside during cold weather with advice from a horticulturist in this free video on growing tomatoes.
Ripen green tomatoes by picking the tomatoes and placing them on a shelf to ripen naturally, wrapping the tomato in paper to trap ethylene gas, or by placing a piece of apple near the tomato plant. Speed up the ripening process of tomatoes with tips from a horticulturist in this free video on growing tomatoes.
To prune tomato plants, use clean, sharp cutters, and make clean cuts against the main stem of the mother plant. Prune out sucker growth, mildew or fungus from a tomato plant with instructions from a horticulturist in this free video on growing tomatoes.
If you have an area that receives at least 6-8 hours of sun a day during the summer, such as a patio, deck, or small backyard, you can grow Tomatoes in containers. Any pot roughly the size of a six-gallon bucket will work, as long as it has drainage holes in the bottom. Use a good-quality potting mix because soil from the ground won’t drain well and may rot the plants’ roots. Watch as nursery manager Barbara Pierson tips a young Tomato seedling out of its pot and plants it into a large container. She discusses potting mix and amendments, how deep to plant, when to stake, and the best way to find out if your plant needs water. Visit whiteflowerfarm.com to learn more.
This video shows how to grow hydroponic tomatoes in a greenhouse. Seven weeks from the time tomatoes were planted you can see all stages of fruits up to the flowers and the main crop work tasks are explained.