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However, two-thirds of those potatoes were used for French fries, potato chips and other processed or frozen potato products, the agency said. The same trends were seen for tomatoes. Tomatoes accounted for 22 percent of vegetables made for Americans, the report found. No, you should not grow potatoes and tomatoes together. While they are both in the nightshade family, potatoes and tomatoes have different requirements for soil pH.

There are also some diseases, such as early blight and late blight, which are common to both plants and can be spread between potatoes and tomatoes by insects that attack both plants. Mid to late summer and early fall are the perfect time to harvest some of the season’s best produce like tomatoes. But like it often happens to many gardeners, you might find yourself with too many tomatoes and not enough ideas of what to do with them. RELATED: 5 Facts to Help You Grow the Best Tomatoes Yet.

Fear not. There’s also some other potato leaf tomato variety in there. Unfortunately, I can’t recall the name.

Maybe when I see the fruit, it will jar my memory. So, I don’t know. Are two hundred tomatoes too many?

Of course, I may be counting my jars of tomato sauce before they’re canned, but I’m pretty sure I’ll have at least a few. Look for fungal disease resistant varieties of both tomatoes and potatoes before considering planting tomatoes and potatoes together. Again, referring to the “near” in planting tomatoes near potatoes – be sure to give the two crops adequate space between each other. A good ten feet between tomatoes and potatoes is the rule of thumb.

I recommend that you don’t process too many potatoes at a time. I did something like 15 or 20. Still, it took some time to get all of them peeled and cut, so to make sure that the ones I already cut don’t just sit there on the cutting board and turn brown while I worked on the rest, I put all the fries in a bowl filled with cool water.

The water keeps them from turning brown. Like full-size tomatoes, hybrid and heirloom cherry varieties come in a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes. By the way, it’s worth noting that not all little tomatoes are called “cherry. Many nightshades are very common—in fact, most of us eat them every day. Tomatoes are a nightshade.

The major plants that we eat most of that are in the nightshade family include tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and eggplant. There are several others as well, but they are generally not consumed in large amounts by most people. The leaves of tomato plants are poisonous to protect the fruit from animals and fungi. As for the potato, avoid any with green spots.

These green spots contain toxins that might make you sick. Tomatoes go against the norm and always create excess leaves, especially when there’s too much nitrogen for them. Yes you can start pulling leaves.

Start at the ones below any fruiting trusses and wait until the next higher fruit truss is established and work your way slowly upward.

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The produce of the third plan was nearly equal in bulk with the second, but rather inferior in quality, many of the potatoes having their sides greened by being exposed to light.

“The book of the farm” by Henry Stephens
from The book of the farm
by Henry Stephens
Blackwood, 1844

It is definitely worth trying a number of potatoes to find the ideal variety for your soil and taste preference.

“Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, 2nd Edition” by Eliot Coleman, Kathy Bray, Barbara Damrosch
from Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, 2nd Edition
by Eliot Coleman, Kathy Bray, Barbara Damrosch
Chelsea Green Publishing, 2012

The potatoes (small red potatoes are traditional) should be tender but not mushy, and the flavor of the vinaigrette should penetrate the potatoes, seasoning them throughout.

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by America’s Test Kitchen
America’s Test Kitchen, 2014

The same argument justifies us in concluding that we are dealing with the common and not the sweet-potato, for this latter was not growing here but was imported from Spain and would have been served during the summer months.

“The History and Social Influence of the Potato” by Redcliffe N. Salaman, Salaman Redcliffe N., William Glynn Burton, J. G. Hawkes
from The History and Social Influence of the Potato
by Redcliffe N. Salaman, Salaman Redcliffe N., et. al.
Cambridge University Press, 1985

The potatoes (small red potatoes are traditional) should be tender but not mushy, and the flavor of the vinaigrette should penetrate the relatively bland potatoes.

“The New Family Cookbook: All-New Edition of the Best-Selling Classic with 1,100 New Recipes” by America's Test Kitchen
from The New Family Cookbook: All-New Edition of the Best-Selling Classic with 1,100 New Recipes
by America’s Test Kitchen
America’s Test Kitchen, 2014

Many people would say that potatoes have no place in a very small garden anyway, as they are a low value, bulk vegetable.

“Earth Care Manual: A Permaculture Handbook for Britain & Other Temperate Climates” by Patrick Whitefield
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by Patrick Whitefield
Permanent Publications, 2004

The theme might also have been the lively and oftenrequested Tomatoes are cheaper, potatoes are cheaper/now’s the time to fall in loooove!

“On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio” by John Dunning
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by John Dunning
Oxford University Press, USA, 1998

You need a lot of space to be self-sufficient in potatoes and although I think that they are more handsome a crop than people realize, I don’t think it’s worth digging up your garden to grow enough to keep you in spuds year round.

“The Edible Garden: How to Have Your Garden and Eat It, Too” by Alys Fowler
from The Edible Garden: How to Have Your Garden and Eat It, Too
by Alys Fowler
Viva Editions, 2013

Then add all the mixed vegetables, including the kidney beans, tinned tomatoes and chillies and give it all a good stir.

“Stop Counting Calories and Start Losing Weight: The Harcombe Diet” by Zoe Harcombe
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by Zoe Harcombe
Columbus Publishing Ltd,

These potatoes have strong consumer appeal due to their unique combinations of color, shape, culinary quality, and nutrient content.

“Potato Production Systems” by Jeffrey C. Stark, Mike Thornton, Phillip Nolte
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by Jeffrey C. Stark, Mike Thornton, Phillip Nolte
Springer International Publishing, 2020

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  • Great video. Tomato plants sure do look good. May try to save some tomato seeds this year. My early girl and big red cherry tomatoes are the same size.

  • I watched everything that i could find on the Internet about this “Potato diet”, Then i saw the “Warrior Diet” and liked it’s idea of waiting 16 hours. But instead of consuming one meal with any calorie food, what if i made it extreme and ate just potatoes after that 16 hour wait. It’s been exactly 7 days, i did workout everyday for at least 2 hours continuously. On the 3rd day, i felt drained of energy, laid on bed longer than usual, was slow and lathargic all day. The 4th day, more energy returned, my body finally stopped protesting and used my bodyfat for energy. The 5th day was a cakewalk, full of some magic energy from years of stored fat reserves, today is the 7th day, i feel amazing, im down 15lbs…i made a healthy eating video 7 days ago, featuring my size of 235lbs. Today, one week into the “extreme warrior diet” i weigh 220lbs, todays video shows glimpses of that loss…thank you for the inspiration in all your videos, they are all motivating me daily. Prince:)

  • Not impressed, planted potatoes to shallow which =less crop harvesting,old fool find something else to do with your life time is running out for you. ������

  • I need my friend to try this so she wont do gastric bypass.can she eat veg with it for it to work
    i am WFPB she thinks its to carb rich…i am 120 pounds

  • Been taking readings on sun exposure, but I’m still trying to figure out which space to grow on. One area gets 4.5-5 hrs full sun midday and 1.5 hrs partial shade, while another gets light for over 9 hours, but morning, midday, and evening partial shade totaling about 6.5 hours partial shade and about 3 hours direct sun from 10-12 and broken up in 3 20 minute periods in the afternoon and evening. But then, I’m in SC on the coast, so we get more intense sun and the noontime hours are scorching. Suppose I’ll need to talk to local gardeners and see what they can recommend.

  • My tomato’s suckers that i cloned, are Getting ripe Now, It’s like a second crop growing. They got like 2 more months growth on the clones, over the tomato’s from seeds. So they grow fast, with a new crop! Transplant them suckers off tomato’s ITS WORTH IT! Pepper branches to

  • i prefer Heirloom or Hybrid or Heritage tomatoes, less probability of causing cancer like GMO’s!
    tomatoe plants only need 4 hours of sun light minimum, where does this data come from

  • potatoes are so cheap where I live, $1 for 5lbs so I prioritize more expensive crops like spaghetti squash ($4 for a single squash). Maybe ill grow a few plants next year to see if the taste is worth losing some crop space.

  • The Stacking of potatoes is interesting. A university-professor of our local agricultural university recommended it to me once. He said 5-6 layers are easily possible. He said yields of up to 1 ton of potatoes per cubic-meter are possible, if you do everything correctly.

    Never gotten to test it out, but my interest keeps growing. thanks for adding fuel to the fire xD

  • I do the same thing but, I use 1/2 of a shipping wood skid with 4 casters on it. Two have wheel locks. at the front I used a double rope to pull. This way I don’t have to disturb the planters and possibe root damage from moving.

  • You inspired me. Thank You!! I lost 9lbs in a week. I just eat potatoes, but NO Salt, NO Oil, NO Sugar, and the boil potatoes help you loose weight faster. Now I’m on my second week and Im adding a little bit of ketchup and spicy sauce (sometimes). I only drink water and milk. If you used condiments, is harder to loose the weight. Drinking plain hot water will help when using condiments. It gets easier on the second week. The more time it passes, the easier it gets. I may go for a full month. GOOD LUCK!

  • I am currently just under 140 lbs and I’m 165 cm tall. I have a problem with binge eating and I am hoping this diet will help me overcome my problem. I don’t want to become overweight with the eating habits I have now. I will try this method for a month and see where it takes me. I want to change my diet to plant based and stop eating processed foods or dairy completely. I am hoping this change will bring my food struggles to the end. Thank you for sharing

  • I tend to agree..I am doing about 2,000 plants this year and start more than half from seed indoors..I’ve been a landscaper for almost 30 years and have learned my lessons the hard way..I only wish I could get my customer to understand what you are saying because I have to triage half the crap he buys..good video sir.

  • Are you saying that you double the harvest by doubling the input? That’s nonesense, I was thinking that you have twice amount of harvest in just one plant.

  • Thanks for the encouraging video. I live in the mountains and tall conifers cast shade just about everywhere on my lot, so at best I have 4-5 hours of sunlight. It’s nice to see someone experimenting with growing different crops under shadier conditions.

  • Giving it a crack this year with rootstocks from moles seeds.
    Tried C.crush last year and I wasn’t that impressed.
    But G.Delight as always a great producer/flavour.

  • Very interesting concept. Btw I have had the same thoughts that Mohammed expressed but I didn’t quite know how to compliment you without possibly being offensive at the same time. lol

    I grow my potatoes in 30L nursery pots and also fabric grow bags. I am fortunate in that I have plenty of space so I have about 30 pots. Dan of Allotment Diary was my inspiration as he manages to grow 10lbs in a single pot! He buries the pots about 3″ in the ground so the roots can escape and search for more water and nutrients in the ground, yet the advantages of growing in pots is retained.

    Last year was my first try and it was quite successful, some of my potatoes were huge, so this year I have expanded ‘my operation’.:) I planted some pots very early with early varieties and I brought them inside and back outside until the last frost. They should be ready to harvest in early July. I followed those with mid season and late varieties (Kennebec and Yukon Gold). I am growing 9 different types of potatoes in order to choose a favourite early, mid and late variety.

    Keep the great videos coming! How are your Aunt and Uncle, have they returned home?

  • Hi Tony, for the first time I actually followed something I saw in one of your vids and I clipped back a lot of the leaves from my toms. Firstly I cut them to about half the size, then a few weeks later as the fruit were forming I removed the lower leaves all together. I have to tell you they grew like bloody demons. In the end I nipped out the tops at about 5 feet tall and I swear I can see the fruit growing by the day. I’ll try to get a couple of pics and send them to you. Cheers marra. Paul in Moray Scotland

  • They look really decent plants Tony. There definitely looks to be difference between your seed sown to the grafted plants. You can buy grafted plants at certain garden centres to avoid having to get them by post. Crimson crush are a lovely tasty tomato. Take care. Nick

  • Hi Tony not ever grown grafted tomatoes but have about 28 plants growing outside again this year. Have grown Crimson Crush for a few years there is now a Crimson Blush beef tomato, I haven’t tried yet, but on the list for next year. Growing,I think 5 varieties and I brought some seeds back from Spain so will be trying those next year great update cheers Jan ��

  • im going to do that, because ive tried three years in a row maybe 4. to try to add dirt as they grow and it doesnt work. i only will have them in the bottom tire. because i was using tires to stack them up and add dirt.

  • Yeah its crazy how hard it is to eat a lot of potato calories if just baked without oil etc. Honestly after 2 medium sized baked potato’s I really start to struggle. 3 and I’m stuffed full. But then I’m a skinny guy so probably don’t have a naturally big appetite.

  • So when I do this diet ive only eaten 1 potato a day and lots of water. Sometimes ill eat another potato for dinner. Is this bad? Also can u put salt and pepper on them everytime?

  • The grafted plants look great, but are quite pricey, compared to plants grown from seed. For the cost of one grafted plant you could buy seed that might produce say 100 plants, so maybe they’re not so impressive, from a value for money perspective. On the other hand, for those with small gardens who only have room for a few plants, the grafted ones might be worth the cost, to get a higher yield in limited space.
    Sungold great toms, small but very sweet.

  • Your tomato plant suddenly died… probably a cut worm. It’s happened to me 3 of them! Plant a coffee can or bean can around the base into the dirt… stops cut worms.

  • I must admit I often buy garden centre veggies. I don’t want millions like you get if you grow from seed, add in the compost and time and it’s often so much easier. As I’ve got older I just don’t need the grief. The courgettes I bought have been great and they were £1.70 a plant.

  • Why not plant the potato seed near the bottom since it is a root plant. As it grows, it spreads its root system which will yeild more potatoes in the grow bag (or bucket). Also clipping the flower buds off will produce more potatoes as well as it will not force the plant to use its energy in flowering and fruiting.

  • Keep the tape gun Tony, you’ll need it next spring. Have you eaten any tomato’s of the grafted plants and if you have how are they tasting?

  • I watched that video when the grafted tomatoes arrived, I wondered how they would turn out. I’m glad the grafted tomatoes have done so well for you. In my area it’s the norm to grow your tomatoes outdoors, I grow modern bush types and the plants are just massive. Your outdoor tomatoes are looking good, that will really add to your harvest!


  • I have pretty much settled with the Stupice tomatoes because I can plant them in the Fall and they produce all the way up to June (110 degree weather). I am going to try some new varieties this Fall though. I had several varieties of cherry tomatoes ready to plant and put them all in tires on the West wall which was not a very wise decision. After wondering why they all died I tested the temps in the tires and found they were over 100 degrees even in May. Live and learn.

  • Those are magnificent! I have never seen grafted ‘maters for sale in Canada. Thanks for the video! You are going to need the recipe for eastern Canada green tomato chow at the end of the year!!!

  • Love the vlog. Very impressed with grafted toms, rather more than I expected. re: taping machine, PM me, I need a machine to tie plants up.

  • Amazing great yields are the rootstocks from other tomato varieties? I wonder would other plants work with these root stock or other plant species ��

  • Hello Again, I just wanted to touch base and share that I’m still eating just potatoes every 3 days, And a combination of Kale, Broccoli, Carrots,Brussel Sprouts for the other 4 days of the week. Adding the combination of whole foods has “stopped” the weight loss completely. So you were Right! adding other foods will stop weight loss. But, the unexpected silver lining, During this time of consistent weight. My looser skin, is now tightening to my new size. By maintaining my one month weightloss of 40Lbs. My loose skin has retracted back into my body and given me youthfulness, I’m making films weekly on my channel, I work in the Entertainment Industry on camera as a badguy or monster. I will be filming a video next week, sharing your channel and how much it has helped me evolve, to the new characters, that I now get to play on film. Thank You! Prince

  • Thanks for the update Tony,tomatoes are looking fantastic �� ill be interested to see how the grafted ones taste,l grew Tigerella toms last year but the taste wasent up to much.All the very best �� �� ��

  • You sure those beef ones aren’t melons they’re HUGE! I’ve always grown tomatoes outside and I’m a good 100mile further north than you. Crops have alway been abundant. For the first time this year, I’ve grown them all in a polytunnel, several varieties…..not impressed with any of them so far. Back to outdoors for me next year!!

  • I live in SC in zone 7, I just set out 10 tomato plants around 10 days ago. One was just like the big one in your video and the rest were the size of the little ones. Ten days later and their all the same size now! Two of the smaller ones are blooming already and the big one is not. This was the first time I have set out tomatoes and they just literally took off, no shock, no adjustments they went crazy from day one. Why do these little ( 12” ) plants bloom too early? Both are Parks Whopper improved CR. Anyway great video and happy harvesting!

  • Hi Tony, it has been a bad year generally in the North East of England so don’t be despondent. the weather may pick up and plant may develop later on.

  • How old are the seedlings in the 120 ct tray? This makes a lot of sense. Should save money on soil, too. I am in the UP, michigan so I started seeds 8 wks before frost in 4 in net pots to prevent root bound plants. We have to start early so we can get enough tomatoes to can before fall frost. Only 100 growing days in our season.

  • Yahuah forbided the mixing of seeds like this in the Torah. And when you read it brings fungi forth in feelds they should be planted far from each other.

  • Could you please clear up the
    Cold vs hot potato saga. Do you eat them both ways or do you have a prefference or is eating them cold the best way? Thanks.

  • Great job, Patrick! It’s funny… my Dester tomatoes did better than my Big Rainbows. There’s nothing more discouraging than to see a plant die early in optimum conditions. How many tomato plants are you growing this year?

  • While heirloom tomatoes are usually better in taste, they have to be grown in top notch conditions to produce a perfect tomato, and growing a heirloom tomato is a bit difficult because of their weakness to some things, correct knowledge and technique can lead to an easy way of growing tomatoes. Heirlooms are made out to produce less but that is not entirely true. some people think this because they are not commercially harvested, this is because it is hard to grow a delicious tomato without using insecticides or pesticides and because these days, people prefer buying organic produce because of this it just doesn’t do as well on the market.

  • how much potatoes do you have to eat, Is it a half pound potatoes in the morning, half pound for lunch and a half pound for dinner??????
    And are you allowed to eat vegetables???
    Thank you.

  • I wondered if anybody on the potato diet had trouble sleeping. I’ve been on the potato diet for five days. And on two evenings I had an incredibly hard time getting to sleep. While my brain was tired.. my body seemed to want to keep going.

  • Here, one grafted tomato plant is $8.55 and that does not include shipping. Especially considering the deer, who are impossible to protect against 100%, that would be a hefty price. But those trusses are, as you said, magazine worthy. Loved seeing the update.

  • Planted all heirlooms this year. We have one plants that’s 8′ tall that has not produced flower or fruit. Though the plant looks perfectly healthy..?

  • Thank you Patrick for doing these videos! They are tremendous help in giving us more choices that result in successful gardening and in doing it in a more beneficial way for all concerned. I’m starting a garden this fall and having quality soil/compost brought in. (At my age I need a bit of a head start) I ordered soil builder cover crop I saw on one of your videos to start things on the right foot. I’ll start a Bocking 14 comfrey this fall too for fertilizing. I feel so encouraged. Your a great teacher!

  • Thank you for the video. That is amazing! I never really thought it was worth it to purchased grafted tomatoes, but the size of the trusses on those grafted tomatoes are spectacular!

  • Hello, I have been growing hydroponic crops for about 8 years now, and this is the first time I am trying tomatoes outdoors. I used 5 gallon smart pots, the fabric kind, and coco coir with a lot of perlite. I have to water multiple times a day. I am using a liquid hydroponic line of nutrients that is usually used for that other type of tomato plant. It’s just an experiment and I hope it works out.

  • Hi Patrick, Impressive how well they doing in shade, do they manage to ripe most of the fruits? I found that mine have always quite a lot of green left at the end of season so I’m trying to more comfrey tea this year but we will see.

  • I agree….. V g video Hi If you don’t know about biochar. Yet tell everyone that you know very very good videos thank you very much keep up the good work videos are awesome do you know about biochar feed it to the hogs and cattle and goats it goes through them and helps the soil I’m from northern Kentucky look up the history of biochar for gardening tell everyone you know passed it on it’s good for bad clay soil ok for good soil barn wood to char douse it with water then dry it out then activate it with worm castings or compost liquids first I also like rocket store Mas s heaters couches earthships homes are nice too look up sand to gold video very interesting for deserts growing have a good day https://youtu.be/c5jvFbQYybg sand to gold https://youtu.be/F2DLQw1K9Ms

  • In which season did you grow? APRIL yeah?
    Can they be planted in winter season or arounf the year?

    It is necessary for the growth of Potatoes that the plant must produce flowers and go through pollenization first?

  • Thank you so much for this very simple to do tip! I started my tomato plants from seed and then planted while they were small! Our weather keeps turning cold so the tomatoes are dragging their little feet!

  • what I have done with the sweeties is go single stem, and after the bearing fruit sprigs have played out, cutting back the plant to allow a sucker to take the place on the twisty single stem holder. video to follow later where I will describe the cut back and the fruit. I have had more than 200 cherry tomato on a single plant. to be honest, I am done with tomato for this year, there have been so many. at this point I am just giving to friends. next year, I will only grow black krims. they seem to be resistant to everything damaging except for cracking, which was probably my fault, due to watering schedule. they sweeties produce a lot but require a kinda of daily maint, while the krims can go a few days without intervention.

  • Great video Tony, them toms look brillo, as for that machine why don’t you keep it just for the seedlings?
    I am tying out gardeners plant velcro, and it’s great just cut what you want and stick together, but make sure you get the proper stuff and not the crap stuff, as that keeps falling off (don’t ask me how i know that) ha ha ha, but i am trying that for the first time, and at the moment it’s been great and has not been effected by the rain either. Cheers.
    Barry (Wirral, ENG)

  • Thank you so much for sharing your video and your know how. I get in a tizzy every year l buy plants and most of them did and the rest give only a few tomatoes. Do you use seeds from the tomatoes or in packets? ��������������������������

  • Never water them with a sprinkler, always flood irrigate them, which means berming and mounding around the stems to keep the stem out of the water. Be vicious with thinning, the adult plant needs 1m circle and be staked. They like a little lime and blood meal in addition to whatever NPK fertilizer you like. Best is to rotate them into an undisturbed garden of nitrogen fixers from the year before, e.g. fall peas and winter garlic into summer tomatoes. Also I found if you ram a steel prybar deep under each plant, they will tap root into that hole, then grow 2m tall. Here’s the wonderful heritage variety that I developed for Victory Seeds, the Northern Elan: https://www.victoryseeds.com/tomato_northern-elan.html

  • Shorter the growing season outside the better to have larger allready progressed plants. I live at high elevation and short growing season with late frost and early freezes come october. Solar minimum is here be ready

  • Good to know. But I planted one larger tomato and one smaller tomato in my raised bed about two weeks ago. The bigger plant has already grown another three inches, where as the smaller plant has grown way less. I guess we’ll see what happens when the temps get warmer.

  • What a great idea! I’m cheering here because it’s my main food source (i have 7 varieties growing) and i was just eying another patch of soil because i thought i might not have planted enough to last me a year, but now i don’t need another patch of soil, do i?! My back thanks you! I would love to have a second harvest of course. Yes, please.:) I have them planted a bit close (a foot apart) but i will work something out. Thanks, Stephen!

  • Hoss Tools. QUESTION: I’m in Northeast Tn. I would like to know about when you plant depending on your weather, From the videos it looks like you plant awfully early. I did step up my tomatoes and will bury them deeper maybe around May 10th as Old Timers did.

  • Thanks for the video. Why would you plaint the whole potato seed? I found that this makes many plaints that compete. One plaint will out produce many plants in a pot. That’s what i found anyway. Plus you get more use from seed.

  • Walmart now has a 4ft. LED light for tall plants, marijuana, 2 tubes, a white light, for $78.00 dollars in Mobile Alabama stores, add cow poop,green sand, and add 20% perlite to you’re store bought pitting soil, and red worm castings, run LED lights for 18 hours daily indoors, augment, all along the sides of plants, emergency sleeping blankets, to increase light strength, add lots if large mouth water container’s to increase moisture to the dry indoors air, Dollar Tree has kitty litter boxes, for $1 fill with water, place 8 per grow room, and soil surface will not dry out so fast.

  • I started Jan 1, today is Jan 9. Yesterday I wasn’t hungry at all. Didn’t eat any potatoes. Is it normal for that to happen? Is my body eating my fat? I know I’m losing weight. Need to check it. Been tired. Just feeling like fasting.

  • But if you prune it back except for the top 4 leaves, digging a deep hole I can put A.broken egg in the bottomof the hole, I also add 2 cups of AZOMITE, a 1/2 Cup of Oyster shell for Chickens, 2 Crushed ASA, 2 TBSP of Epson Salt, a couple cups of Compost, 1 TBSP of Miracle Grow, 2 cups of fresh Mowed Grass, mix all well, except don’t disturb the broken egg ( encourages worms to visit) to leave castings and make drainage holes, cover with 2″ soil, plant the tomato water with a weak Solution of Miracle Grow, the roots grow into the mixture and watch the plant grow daily. Have had indeterminate tomatoes grow up and down an 8 foot pole with bumper crops.

  • I have always done better growing my own tomatoes from seed. The ones you buy are expensive, and they are all sickly little drug addicts. They don’t ever get any real nutrition from the soil they get chemicals. They are drug addicts. And most will die without ever producing anything.

  • This is one video I will save to remember for next years tomato planting. I didn’t know you could prune to just one stalk, very interesting. My tomatoes are in pots, this is my first year planting them and they get about 5 hours of sun with some shade in the late afternoon. Do you think they’d be better off in another area where they’d get 6 to 7 hours? We are in the 90’s these days, but do get 100’s for most of the summer. They are still flowering most of them and i want to get the most harvest out of them. They are mostly the large variety. Thanks.

  • Once again, what a beautiful garden! I love the tomato ideas. I wasn’t able to stake mine this year, but still getting loads of tomatoes for some reason, and extra large. I love the idea of tying them to the construction mesh, I’ll do that next year.

  • one tip. learned this from a master gardener. plant the tomatoecplant sideways and of course cover the roots. the legs will sprout roots then when winds come the plant is better grounded and the wind won’t break the main stem. walls if water bring heat at night as well.

  • I could hardly believe I got anything at all, but I actually planted just ‘chits’ and ‘peels’ in a 5 gallon bucket lined with a plastic grocery bag. I mixed the chits/peels in with my hands and watered in. I’d raise the plastic bag out of the bucket on occasion and harvest just the potatoes that grew next to the side of the bucket without disturbing the rest. I actually got a couple of giants spuds too using this method.