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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Growing Tomatoes and Peppers From Start To Finish: A 9 Video Garden Series


Growing Tomatoes and Peppers From Start To Finish

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Growing Tomatoes

This is a 9 part series I just finished and it is hosted on one of my two garden YouTube Channels - My First Vegetable Garden. It holds nearly 200 garden videos for new gardeners.

The 9 videos take you from seed starting tomatoes and peppers to hopefully a wonderful harvest. In between you can find all the steps on planting, feeding, tending and manage pests and disease.

I've included all 9 videos on this page with their video descriptions. If you enjoy this series please check out my channel linked above.

Growing Peppers

(1 of 9) Growing Tomatoes and Peppers: 
When to Seed Start,  Starting Mix, Light, Watering and Feeding

This is a 9 part series that takes you from seed starting to picking tomatoes and peppers. The 1st video shows you how to seed start your tomatoes and peppers indoors. I show you how to prepare the starting mix, how to prevent fungus and insects, when to fertilize, how and when to water and a bit about lighting. And I tell you when to start them. This is a series you can follow to grow your own tomatoes and peppers. Makes sure you have annotations on as I add information in text boxes.




(2 of 9) Growing Tomatoes and Peppers: 
Acclimation (to Sun), Fertilizing and Cup Transplanting Peppers

This is a 9 part series that takes you from seed starting to picking tomatoes and peppers. This is the 2nd video.  I shows you how to transplant the peppers into cups in 3 ways and how to fertilize them. I also talk about acclimating them to the sun.  This is a series you can follow to grow your own tomatoes and peppers.




(3 of 9) Growing Tomatoes and Peppers: 
True Leaves and Fertilizing, Purple Stems and Cinnamon Anti-Fungal

This is the 3rd video in a 9 part series about growing tomatoes and peppers from seed starting to harvesting. This video shows you when to fertilizer your tomato starts (1st True Leaves) and discusses water soluble fertilizer and how much to use. I give you an update on the pepper transplants, talk about purple pepper stems, how to use neem oil for insects, cinnamon as an anti-fungal and the way I label my seedlings.




(4 of 9) Growing Tomatoes and  Peppers: 
Cup Transplanting Tomatoes, Fertilizing, Stem Bumps and Tips 

This is the 4th video in a 9 part series about growing tomatoes and peppers from seed starting to harvesting. I show you how to transplant the tomatoes into cups and talk about fertilizing. I also show you some over-grown tomatoes in starter cells that are doing well from processed fertilizers. The tomato stems have bumps, this occurs on many stems and it is nothing to worry about. Make sure you have annotations on. There are lots of notes.




(5 of 9) Growing Tomatoes and Peppers: 
Pruning Peppers, No Flowering, Feeding and Progress

This is the 5th video in a 9 part series on growing tomatoes and peppers from start to harvesting. This video quickly explains why you would and how to prune peppers. It is a great way to get stronger more productive plants.. Feed your tomatoes ever 10-14 days with a water soluble fertilizer and don't let them flower while you wait for final transplanting.




(6 of 9) Growing Tomatoes and Peppers:
Pepper Planting, Container Soil, Basic Feeding and Tomato Progress

This is the 6th video of 9.  Peppers and tomatoes like the warmth and generally like to be planted when the nights are in the 50's and the days are in the 70's.  Too much nitrogen grows a lot of pepper leaves. While tomatoes love to be fed, a bit less for peppers is better. I talk about some basic fertilizing principles and how to make a basic container soil. I also show you how to plant your peppers in containers and in earth beds. Tomatoes show up in the video to but they will be the star of the next video.



(7 of 9) Growing Tomatoes and Peppers:
Prevention, Splash Barrier, Aspirin and Sprays, Planting

In video #7 I talk about disease prevention. Mulch is used for moisture and weeds but also as a disease splash barrier. Bottom pruning leaves helps create a disease barrier. Slugs are treated with Iron phosphate and I plant my indeterminate tomatoes. Finally I talk about Aspirin spray (which really works) for bolstering you tomato plant's defenses. Baking soda makes a great anti-fungal.




(8 of 9) Growing Tomatoes and Peppers:
Side Dressing, Pruning, Suckers, Removing Leaves and Sprays

Video #8 of 9 gets your tomatoes and peppers ready for growth and production. I show you how I remove bottom leaves from my peppers and talk about fertilizing them. They don't need much. I also show you how I stake, prune and remove suckers from tomato plants. I explain what a production stem is and discuss why you may want to manage stems on your tomatoes. I also show you how to side dress tomatoes with fertilizer and lime.




(9 of 9) Growing Tomatoes and Peppers:
My Harvest, Saving Tomato and Pepper Seeds, Final Tour

Thanks for watching this series: Growing Tomatoes & Peppers. This is the final video of the series. I show you my harvest, how to save tomato and pepper seeds (for next year!) and give you my final tour of the tomato and pepper gardens.





Good Luck with Your Garden,
Gary (The Rusted Garden)

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