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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ask Me and The Readers Question About Anything Vegetable Gardening

I have some answers and like to make up answers but don't have all the answers to gardening.

What I like about blogging is that I learn new things every week. If you have any questions about anything related to gardening please post it here. I will give my two cents and possibly move it to its own blog entry for all of us to mull over and see what we can do to help.


NO QUESTION is a bad question. Learning is good!


  1. Hi Gary,

    I came upon your fantastic blog today after watching a number of your gardening videos on YouTube. But I wish I had seen your videos 2 weeks ago! That's when I planted my first garden ever and it is predominantly full of young pepper and tomato plants with a few other vegetables as well.

    I don't think I planted my tomatoes deep enough into the ground from watching your videos. I did use compost and bone meal in the plantings, but I only put them down into the soil as deep as the pot they came in (4 inch pot). Should I just add more soil on the surface of the plants or should I redig the holes deeper? Right now, my heirloom tomato stalks are about 4 inches above the soil surface before the first row of leaves appear.

    Thanks for your help. I have learned a great deal in watching your videos!

    Laura in Southern Ontario, Canada

    1. Hello,

      Thanks for taking time to read my blog. Tomatoes are a vine so they do root if you bury them deeper. However, you don't have to do it that way and your tomatoes will be fine.

      Planting them deeper gets the formed roots deeper in the ground. It helps with moisture issues. More roots sprout in the top surface of the soil from the newly buried stem. More roots more moisture control.

      I would just stake them well. When they get 12 inches or taller you could mound a few inches of soil around them but I would just say keep them watered and you will be fine.

      Compost and bone meal will treat them well!

      Good luck.

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