How far apart should tomatoes be planted?

“Tomatoes require plenty of room to grow well,” write the UC ANR advisors. They recommend spacing tomato plants two feet or more apart.

How far apart should tomatoes be planted?

“Tomatoes require plenty of room to grow well,” write the UC ANR advisors. They recommend spacing tomato plants two feet or more apart.

Can you plant tomatoes 12 inches apart?

Determinate Tomatoes The ideal spacing between successive plants ranges from 12-24 inches. For large varieties, 18-24 inches of space between plants is recommended.

What to plant between rows of tomatoes?

Most wisdom around companion planting is anecdotal, but these are some of the tried and true partners for tomatoes:

  • Basil. Basil and tomatoes are soulmates on and off the plate.
  • Parsley.
  • Garlic.
  • Borage and squash.
  • French marigolds and nasturtiums.
  • Asparagus.
  • Chives.

How many years in a row can you plant tomatoes in the same spot?

A: You’re not supposed to plant tomatoes in the same spot but it isn’t the end of the world if you have to do it. Gardeners reason that diseases can build up in a spot if tomatoes and their kin are planted in the same spot year after year. I’ve grown tomatoes in the same raised bed for at least five years.

Can I plant cucumbers next to tomatoes?

Tomatoes and cucumbers grow well together, especially in the greenhouse, so they are ideal companion plants. They do well in similar soil conditions and take around the same to grow and be ready for harvest.

Can I plant tomatoes in the same bed each year?

You can plant tomatoes in the same soil year after year. It is not recommended, but many gardeners do it. Ideally, you should plant tomatoes in a location, then go through a system of resting and re-establishing nutrients– crop rotation.

Can you plant tomatoes in the same bed two years in a row?

First, never plant tomatoes (or potatoes) in the same soil two years in a row. Their presence attracts root knot nematodes, which are not a problem the first year, but as their population builds in the second year, the plants suffer and often die.