Here are some helpful tips to keep your tomato plants in tip-top shape this summer:
Pinch off any leaves that are dead or discolored to prevent the spreading of diseases to the rest of the plant. This also helps your plant look it’s best.
Plant marigolds around the base of your tomato plants to ward off insects. (Marigolds do attract slugs so keep that in mind!)
Plant deep! When your tomato packaging says to bury half (or more!) of the tomato plant in the soil – do it! I know that it makes your tomato plant look smaller BUT only for a week of so. It will grow faster and stronger and the fruit will be closer to the ground level as well since the first few rows of vines aren’t fruit bearing generally.