Easy guide to grow tomatoes in your own back yard!
This ingenious idea, thought up by James Bryan easily allows you to grow a abundance of tomatoes.
The design is clever, it mixes keyhole gardening with drip irrigation all in a confined space.
The set up is really clever but also totally simple, and is really easy to copy at home. James says you can make a replica at home for almost next to nothing, if you salvage the fencing.
“I started May 28th planting 4 tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled in the bottom rim and a second row up about 10 inches.
I buried the can to where the top holes just barely were above the ground, put in two shovels full of compost, then I fill the can up with water ever 2 days and tried not to water the leaves.
These four plants are now 5 ft 4 inches in less that a month and a half and loaded with green tomatoes and about a hundred sets of tomato blossoms”
James’ clever tomato speed growing method makes use of just one small area, and focuses the great compost, sunlight and watering into a small space. This allows the tomato plant to get the maximum effect of all that it needs to thrive.
Normally when people grow tomatoes they will have them spread out, usually in an area with other plants and produce. But this idea allows one area of soil to focus completely on one task – growing tomatoes.
He first used a 13 gallon kitchen garbage pale to grow the plants in, but then switched to 5 gallon buckets, as they are easier to maintain.
Under a picture showing a thriving tomato plant he writes:
“July 9th after a week of record high temps and very little rain…the plants here are loaded with tomatoes inside the cage and full of blooms too!”
This method has allowed James to grow an abundance of tomatoes, more in fact than he ever expected.
“I grow tomatoes now for market, and I have a higher yield per plant than most other growers,”
If you have tried in the past but have been unsuccessful in growing tomatoes, this could be the method for you.
Growing tomatoes is a great way to ensure you always have a fresh supply of this tasty, healthy fruit.
Learn how to make your own tomato planters here!