Hot to Increase Your Tomato Harvest with the Tunnel Garden
Tomatoes started in February
The perfect tomato starts in February. I start several varieties of tomato seeds under grow lights in my basement.
starting tomato seeds
tomato seeds sprouting
By the end of April, they are ready to go outside under a Tunnel Garden low tunnel. This is 4-5 weeks earlier than I can plant them outside unprotected. I have started them earlier, but have found that I get my first tomato on the same date, which is about July 14.
Planting tomatoes in April
By planting early, I get hundreds of pounds of tomatoes. I pick three of these bowls full every week from 12 plants. I have made 23 quarts of salsa and next week will start on spaghetti sauce.
large yield of tomatoes