Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in December 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:31 pm

» Julia Child's French Onion Soup
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:37 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:18 pm

» jalapeno variety question?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 5:58 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 5:56 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 5:17 pm

» Indoor Container Garden - City Living
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:45 pm

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:49 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:05 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by plantoid Yesterday at 10:59 am

» has55's R & D Journey
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:00 am

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 12/16/2017, 10:26 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Roseinarosecity 12/16/2017, 10:03 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by No_Such_Reality 12/16/2017, 5:36 pm

» Areogardening
by trolleydriver 12/16/2017, 1:45 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by countrynaturals 12/16/2017, 11:55 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by saganco 12/16/2017, 11:11 am

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising 12/15/2017, 7:57 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by Scorpio Rising 12/15/2017, 7:53 pm

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by sanderson 12/15/2017, 1:41 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Kelejan 12/15/2017, 7:51 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 12/14/2017, 10:42 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 12/14/2017, 11:01 am

» New England December 2017
by AtlantaMarie 12/14/2017, 6:32 am

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 5:28 pm

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson 12/13/2017, 3:04 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie 12/13/2017, 8:24 am

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco 12/12/2017, 9:10 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson 12/12/2017, 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco 12/12/2017, 1:15 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

"Lay Down" Tomatoes

View previous topic View next topic Go down

"Lay Down" Tomatoes

Post  TSHRED on 1/8/2015, 8:51 am

Mel briefly mentions this planting technique in his book but with no pictures. I didn't understand by his description.

Any step by step pictures?
I'm a guy...I'm visual... geek
avatar
TSHRED

Male Posts : 108
Join date : 2015-01-02
Age : 61
Location : Coastal San Diego USDA Zone 10

View user profile http://shredsgarden.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: "Lay Down" Tomatoes

Post  llama momma on 1/8/2015, 10:47 am

I don't know if anyone put pictures of the lay down method on this forum.  I bet you'll find it on google or youtube.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4856
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Lay Down" Tomatoes

Post  sanderson on 1/8/2015, 1:16 pm

avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15086
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Lay Down" Tomatoes

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 1/8/2015, 4:16 pm

Hmmm.  And all this time I thought it was a technique invented by my mother 50 years ago!  She always pinched the lower leaves from a potted tomato plant and laid it down in a trench, knowing the bare stem buried thus would sprout additional roots.  She was (and at age 92 still is) a successful gardener, so I copy a lot of her techniques.  When planting a tomato or pepper plant in a deep ornamental pot for the deck, I pinch off lower leaves and sink the dirt ball from the initial pot as deep in the ornamental pot as possible and, holding the naked stem upright, fill
 the pot past the dirt ball and as far up the stem as the new pot allows.  Oh, and this is a good time to place a supporting stick for the new tomato.  Nonna, who is getting antsy for the feel of warm dirt.

Nonna.PapaVino

Female Posts : 1437
Join date : 2011-02-07
Location : In hills west of St. Helens, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Lay Down" Tomatoes

Post  RoOsTeR on 1/8/2015, 5:18 pm


____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4316
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: "Lay Down" Tomatoes

Post  TSHRED on 1/8/2015, 5:42 pm

Thanks all!
avatar
TSHRED

Male Posts : 108
Join date : 2015-01-02
Age : 61
Location : Coastal San Diego USDA Zone 10

View user profile http://shredsgarden.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: "Lay Down" Tomatoes

Post  camprn on 1/8/2015, 6:22 pm

Yup, there are several back threads about this subject that I found using he search feature and a variety of differently worded searches to find the threads.

Sanderson has already posted one. here is more to look at.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t17536-tomato-planting-tip?highlight=planting+horizontally

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t18701-what-a-trenched-tomato-root-looks-like?highlight=side+ways+tomato



____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: "Lay Down" Tomatoes

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum