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Now Is The Time For Spring Tomatoes

LSU AgCenter

Now is the time to get tomatoes into the ground. Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables to grow in Louisiana. They require very little space when they're staked or tied and can produce up to five pounts of usable fruit per plant.

Choose a sunny spot to grow your tomatoes. These things want full sunlight all day. Tomato plants grow tall and spindly, setting few flowers, when they're grown in too much shade. Add as much organic matter as possible to the soil. Tomatoes want a fertile, well-drained soil with high organic matter. Fertilize your tomatoes; they're a heavy user of plant nutrients.

These tips are based off of letters and phone calls I received last year from people whenever people were having difficulties growing tomatoes in their home gardens.