Did you know that tomatoes are packed with tons of amazing vitamins and have been linked to helping fight cancer? Seriously! However I grow them because I did get a thrill out of watching them grow and enjoy eating them in salsa during the summer months. In today’s share I want to bring you to my backyard raised bed gardens and plant a tomato with you in under five minutes.
The raised bed area we are planting in today is a 4’x4′ bed that I created in 2008. I’ve been adding new compost to it each season and the soil is AMAZING! I was very excited to find this Burpee Fourth of July variety at my local Meijer Store while shopping for socks for my son. I love how you can find amazing veggies to grow at home just about any where these days.
Dig a hole in the center of the wire tomato cage at least 4″ – 8″ deep depending on the size of your tomato plant. It’s easy to manuver around the cage and dig comfortable with my Ames Ergo Gel Grip transplanter.
Gentle break off the bottoms leaves on the tomato plant.
Under Five Minutes With Time To Spare
There is a few minutes left to make it five minutes so lets get in that bed and put a few annuals along the border the pollinators can’t refuse! I’m using this little SunGold Annual that they bees love each year in my garden. It’s a bonus plant becuase sometimes it will reseed itself.
[alert-note]Ask me ANYTHING!!! I want to help you grow so lets connect. Did you enjoy my planting demonstration today? I can’t wait to share my first bowl of salsa and a BLT sandwich with you in a few weeks.
* The Ames Products in this post were donated to me this summer. I’m really enjoying the quality and design of these tools and look forward to sharing more with you this summer. I’ve seen these tools at local garden centers and Meijer. You can also order tools on Amazon or their website.