Tomato 'Bush Early Girl' 4 Inch
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Bush Early Girl is for gardeners who lack the space for full-sized tomato plants but long for that home-grown flavor. A determinate plant growing to about three feet tall and wide, some support is helpful, both for the health of the plant and for harvesting. Bush Early Girl can be grown in a container planter (10 gallon size pots do nicely) and if the temps are bit too low initially, it can be moved under the eaves until the weather warms up.
Remember to plant the starts deep, leaving only two sets of leaves above ground, even if it means stripping off bottom leaves on a particularly leggy start, or actually laying it at an angle with just two sets of leaves above ground. All the little hairs along the stem will become roots, providing that much more water and nourishment to the plant.
Water tomatoes deeply and only when the soil is dry to encourage flower and fruit production. One trick to getting water down to the roots and not on the leaves is to cut the bottom off a 16-oz. to liter-size plastic bottle, throw away the cap, then partially bury the cap end of the bottle into the ground close to the tomato start. Angle it slightly so you can water into the bottle.
|Common Name:||Bush Early Girl Tomato|
|Culinary Uses:||Slicer size. Use fresh in salads or on sandwiches, or cooked in soups, stews, sauces.|
|Harvest Time:||55 from planting.|
|Mature Size:||Plant about 3 feet tall and wide, fruits 6 - 7 ounces each|
|Cold Hardiness:||Frost sensitive annual|
|Light:||Full sun to partial sun|
|Structure:||About 3 feet tall and wide. Provide some support at time of planting|
|Photos:||Real images, not stock photos|