You Should Always
Plant Tomato Seedlings Sideways
On Top of It All
Digging a shallow trench or trough and placing tomato plants in horizontally, leaving only the top stems and leaves exposed, enables them to grow in the top layer of soil.
A Leg Up
Often seedlings that were started indoors become leggy and weak. Planting them sideways helps eliminate this issue, since most of the stem will be buried.
Ease on Down the Row
Planting tomatoes sideways in a shallow trench requires less digging. The plants still need to be staked but will likely require less support than tomatoes planted in the traditional manner.
Don’t Bug Me
Planting tomatoes horizontally encourages stronger root system growth, which helps the plants stay healthy and fight off pests and diseases.
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