The most popular garden crop worldwide is the tomato. Hopefully, everyone planted them correctly. 70% to 80% of the total plant (including the roots) should be below ground. Remove any container material, including the fiber pots. Add Wells Brothers “Jump Starter” to the prepared hole. Then lightly break up the root ball and dip it in water just before planting. Install any support structure that the plant will need at this time.
Farmers walk their fields looking for potential problems. They call this process “scouting”. Scouting makes you proactive instead of reactive. You should scout your garden on a regular basis. My plan is to scout the garden every day. But I seem to remember some saying about the best-laid plans. I do scout my garden several times a week. What I’m mainly looking for is leaf, stem, green fruit, ripe fruit and bug issues or anything out of the ordinary. If you can catch and identify a problem early it’s much easier to deal with.
Once an issue is found then comes the identification of the cause. This can be a little tricky because some problems look just like others. Insects spread some disorders, but the first signs are not insect-related. But once you have an ID Wells Brothers can help you pick the right product for the task, or “not”.
Here’s MY explanation of the “not”. I don’t treat for fungal or bacterial problems on veggie plants. It’s hard for me to spend $15 to $20 dollars on a product to treat a $3.80 plant. I will cut (not pull) off the offending branch with bypass pruners cleaned with hydrogen peroxide. The pruner is also cleaned between each cut. I do treat fungal or bacterial issues on the fruit if need be. Because my garden is as all-natural as it can be, I select insecticides and fungicides accordingly. There are also synthetic insecticide and fungicide options. Whatever product you choose please read and follow the label direction.