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#395521 - Apr 13th, 2017 at 06:13 PM How deep to plant?  
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I am going to plant a variety of tomatoes this year and am reading on the stickers too plant them 2/3 into the dirt. I have a couple questions, first is that 2/3rds including the the root that is already there or just from the top of the dirt 2/3rds up? Second, do I cut off all the leaves/shoots that will be buried when planting that deep or leave everything on the plant? Only reason I'm asking the second question is because I've always thought you were not suppose to let the leaves touch the dirt for fear of mold or disease. BTW, most of the plants will be Early girls, Mr. stripeys, and Medfords and maybe one cherry 100.

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#395522 - Apr 13th, 2017 at 08:16 PM Re: How deep to plant? [Re: topthumb]  
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Welcome, topthumb. Pinch off the leaves that will touch the soil. plant with the tops just above the soil line. New roots will grow from the stems where leaves were removed and your plant will be generally stronger.
I hope I helped. Good luck!


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#395526 - Apr 14th, 2017 at 08:17 AM Re: How deep to plant? [Re: topthumb]  
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Thanks, I'll try that

#395541 - Apr 19th, 2017 at 05:05 AM Re: How deep to plant? [Re: topthumb]  
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Tina is right, the deeper the tomato plant...the stronger it grows.


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