High Yield Tomato Plants: 50-80 Lbs Per Plant

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Learn how to get 50-80 lbs of tomatoes from every tomato plant. Planting a garden can be a lot of fun but get a harvest is really what it is all about. Follo…

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  1. Where are the tomatoes? I can never let my plants get so tight and dense or
    they will get blight here in the midwest, if some of these are
    indeterminants they need to have the suckers plucked more often, bush no.
    But there are way too many leaves, you must have been fertilizing too
    often. The cage wire are not for tomatoes, the holes are not big enough, is
    this your first garden? If you would just say that you are new and just
    learning, that would be ok, but acting like you are an expert and you are
    giving advice to follow for ‘high yield tomato production’ is
    well…sometimes it is better to practice something first before telling
    folks you are going to teach them how to get 80 lbs of tomatoes off every
    tomato plant,.
    OMG Miracle Grow? Are you kidding me?
    I would never pick tomatoes green, they lose flavor and it stops the
    ability for the fruit to draw up more minerals from the soil, who told you
    this stuff???

  2. I watched up to the point of you telling me to pick them at 30% ripe, then
    your ears should have burst into flames! Only an ahole would go through all
    that work to pick such a waste. I raise real tomato’s, not walmart
    brick-hard pieces of shit.

  3. pick them at 30% ripe, you may as well go to the store and buy hot house
    tomatoes, what a waste of time and material.people want vine ripened
    tomatoes and that’ds why they grow a garden.

  4. A trick to keep your cages from falling over (I use the same wire)… take
    bamboo steaks and drive them into the ground around your cages (I use 4 per
    cage). I drive them in about a foot or so then ziptie the bamboo to the
    cages to help support them. I have no problems with wind tipping them over
    now even in the strongest storms.

  5. I not worried about the birds, but of monkeys that are many at my place!
    Any idea how to get rid of them?

  6. I just picked 19 Cherokee Purples from my giant plant. I didn’t know
    anything about growing tomatoes, but have been so ecstatic with this
    plant’s yield. I’ve already harvested half a dozen fruits before today. I
    staked it, but it grew so much foliage and so large they seemed to do
    little to help it.
    Next year I will follow the tips provided in this video though. I think
    they would really help.

  7. After talking to an elderly neighbor about the problem of birds pecking
    tomato’s, I’ve learned a couple of tricks she swore worked. #1 a bird bath
    where they can get water helps, but you have to maintain it because of
    mosquitos. #2 Christmas tree balls (red) foll them into stop pecking for
    nothing, hang them close & before the real fruits ripen and they think all
    are plastic!

  8. Pennsylvania Master Gardener here: Do NOT spray fertilizer on the LEAVES
    of your tomato plants. You will have LOTS of leaves, like this guy has,
    but not a lot of tomatoes. Fertilize twice a month (not once a week)
    with a water soluble fertilizer AT the BASE of the plants. DO NOT WET the
    leaves – you have a great chance of getting a leaf fungus if you do that.
    Also – do NOT wrap plants this large with a row cover, or, god forbid –
    plastic! You WILL cause plant diseases if you overheat your tomato plants
    by making a greenhouse around them when they are this large. Baby plants in
    the spring can be covered with a cloche or a row cover, but I would wrap
    them in plastic. You can also feed your tomato plants by putting egg
    shells in a blender and spreading them under your plants and watering in
    well. That provides calcium the plants need. For sweeter tomatoes, side
    dress them with a little lime once the fruits start to show. Happy
    gardening!

  9. I HAVE BEEN GROWING TOMATO’S FOR 5-6 YEARS AND I ONLY BOUGHT POTTING SOIL
    AND COW MANURE AND GOT THE SAME THING!! THERE IS NO NEEEEEEEED TO DO ALL
    THAT CRAP, ITS A WASTE OF MONEY!

  10. Almost all my tomatoes return on their own since I compost the last few
    into the soil. The only ones I grow (I have about 300 seedlings right now)
    are heirloom but I do use this “trick” which is fantastic. Great looking
    garden but I use no fertilizer and instead rely on compost. 

  11. Going to try this. You might consider making a greenhouse. Using PVC pipe
    it will be really cheap, then you can grow year round

  12. The birds only “eat” the tomatoes because they are thirsty and want to
    drink the water inside the tomatoes. If you put out a dish of water for
    them near the tomatoes, they won’t bother with the tomatoes.

  13. Question: The wire fence with 2″x4″ squares you use for cages, how are you
    able to pick ripe tomatoes? You can’t even get a hand through those
    squares much less a tomato? Otherwise great advice I’m going to try for
    this year. Thanks

  14. Question, when you pick the tomatoes when they are 30%, do you put them on
    the window sill in full sun to completely ripen or will they ripen without
    being in full sun on the sill or counter top?

  15. i dont know if you know this but if you fertilize fruiting plants too much
    they will grow very green and thick but will not produce much friut. this
    is because most ferts stimulate green growth and not friut production

  16. I watched up to the point where you said pick them at 30% ripe…. then you
    broke my heart. There is nothing better than vine ripe tomatoes. The trick
    is to cover the soon to be ripe tomatoes with a small plastic grocery bag.
    Then the animals won’t see them 😉 

  17. Picking tomatoes early dramatically affects the flavor. A great deal of the
    delicious sugars form in the last two weeks. I do not have a problem with
    birds, so I always wait to harvest until they are 100% ripe.

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