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Red Gold Tip: Planting Your Garden

Linda Wallace, Red Gold Home Economist has planting tips for your summer garden.  Now you can plant your tomatoes like a pro!

Tips for Planting Your Garden

1. Don’t plant tomatoes in the same spot each year, rotate your crops

2. Vegetable plants love sun so any southern exposure is best

3. Easier to start with plants that can be transplanted into your garden instead of starting with seeds

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4. If space is limited have a raised-bed garden – frame out of wood, stone, brick or concrete blocks. Should be 4 feet wide and 6 feet high

5. Bury half of the plant in the ground. When transplanting cover the steam with soil all the way up to the first set of leaves. This greatly encourages root growth and makes a stronger healthier plant.

6. Trim leaves under first flower. Do not let leaves touch the ground.

7. Use a Topsy Turvy Upside Down Tomato Planter when space is limited. Need a heavy-duty bracket or ceiling hook.

For more information check out their website at www.redgoldtomatoes.com

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