GROW A TOMATO FACTORY
Tiny tomatoes don’t come from tiny plants. Most are indeterminate, which means they grow and fruit until frost.
■ START Delay planting until frost is past. Ideal temps for growing and fruiting are 80s during the day, 50s or 60s at night.
■ SUN A minimum of 8 hours per day.
■ SOIL Fertile, well-drained soil is a must. Improve both by spading in lots of organic matter before planting.
■ SUPPORT Plants can reach 10 feet or more. Tie vines to a fence to keep these heavy producers from sprawling.
■ SUSTAIN Tomatoes need consistent food and water. As soon as fruits set, feed weekly with a balanced fertilizer.