How to Plant 11 Tomato Plants in a Square Foot Raised Bed Garden

John from shares with you his project of the day: Planting 11 tomato plants into a 4 foot x 10 foot raised bed garden. In this episode you will learn the proper spacing to use when planting tomatoes. You will also discover the differences between determinate and indeterminate tomato plants. You will also learn more about the texas tomato cage john will use that will allow him to grow them vertically
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25 Responses to “How to Plant 11 Tomato Plants in a Square Foot Raised Bed Garden”

  1. How much could I expect to pay for compost an rock dust for that size raised bed?

  2. Thank you! :-) 

  3. What a lot of talking just to get to the good part, actually planting the tomatoes!! Mentioned the Texas Tomato Cages so many times I think he makes them (or something) Preparing the bed, what to use if layering etc would have been more informative. I have followed instructions over the years from all the so-called experts and have always found something lacking. The best tomatoes I ever grew were those that thrived without too much coddling, food, water and keeping an eye on the parasites!!

  4. william straughan Reply January 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    i got me some old water sprinklers where they were tearing a building hooked a p v c pipe to them and garden hose have them standing straight up put pole in ground hooked p v c pipes to the with clamp to water garden use cardboard in garden put plants through cardboard no grass cardboard good nutrition for garden

  5. Ah, ok thanks then! Also, thanks for responding, I know you’re a pretty busy guy. I really enjoy watching your videos and learning from you. Peace.

  6. suckered in.

  7. myalteredstateofmind Reply January 7, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Get rock dust from a nursery.
    Quarry stuff can do more harm.
    Granite and basalt is what I use I think (ancient rock types).
    Please don’t put on the leaves, mum nearly killed my tommy’s because, It said it on the container “sell more product and smother leaves??”
    It will last for months, maybe years in the soil.
    In Australia there is a new product from Yates – Uplift.
    Organic with fish, sea weed and the living microbes to make use of the rock dust.

  8. myalteredstateofmind Reply January 7, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    How about cut some garden hose or the like for eye protection from the first extensions ?

  9. Troll much?

  10. Anyone notice the cat at 8:01

  11. argh change your title you fucking goober!

  12. John, so in order to get some rock dust, can I go and ask for it at a local quarry you think?

  13. because to say a square foot implies, it’s 1 square foot, or 1 foot squared. as in 12inches by 12inches. That raised bed is much bigger than 1 square foot.

  14. why? he put 11 of them in the garden?

  15. Do you get a frost where you live?

  16. My plants are still growing tomatoes in Texas.

  17. jon i planted 5 different types of tomatos 1 feet apart they grew but all of them are giving me the same type red roma tomatos i see some different but same size same color grettings from Panama!

  18. Great video, john. I’ve been watching the archives all week. I have one particular tomato that is too leggy. It’s up against the house, painted white, facing the morning sun. Gets direct sun until about 1 pm. It’s an indeterminate. Any thoughts?

  19. Try reinforcing mesh. Ask builders at building sites if they get any waste mesh.

  20. random cat 07:58 :) 

  21. John Cage, I believe that your method is too costly to sow only 11 plants of tomato, in these times of globalization, your method is not feasible, anyhow thank you for cooperating in the culture of the tomato.

  22. Would have cost about $1000 to get them delivered Jeremy. I need to find something similar in Australia but so far no luck.

  23. Have any luck getting those tomato cages?

  24. yeah, me too… i thought in a square foot of space. it took me 8:24 minutes to figure out, what was the video all about. but i just watched it anyway after really figuring it out.

    i’m kinda slow lately. sorry

  25. Never mind – found the link for Texas Tomato Cages and will check out the possiblity of getting some to Australia. Thank you.