How far apart and how wide should the rows be to plant tomatoes?

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    How to Space Tomato Plants

    Step 1

    Determine the type of tomato plant you wish to grow. Tomatoes generally fall into two groups, determinate and indeterminate. Determinate tomatoes grow to a specific size, usually 1 to 3 feet in height. Indeterminate tomatoes continue to grow throughout the summer and can reach a height of 6 to 10 feet depending on the climate. Check the seed package or plant identification tag to determine which type you are growing. Each requires different spacing.

    Step 2

    Plant determinate tomatoes 1 ? to 2 feet apart in rows spaced 3 feet apart. Plants that are caged or staked may be grown slightly closer, but should be spaced at least 14 inches apart to allow adequate air circulation and room for harvesting.
    Step 3

    Space indeterminate tomato plants 3 to 4 feet apart in rows spaced to 4 to 5 feet.These plants grow profusely and spread to a wider area than determinate varieties. Failure to provide adequate room for the foliage results in increased susceptibility to disease, due to lack of air circulation.

    Read more: How to Space Tomato Plants | Garden Guides

    Buster, I apologise for using your question to contact Colleen. I will vote up your karma as a thank you.

    Colleen I received no email. The fault is mine. When I joined I submitted an email address as required but I mistakenly entered it as .com not I did inform Admin through "contact" but clearly no change has been made. They may also have responded to other matters: I hsve no way of knowing. I will say no more here, other than there is activity on the matter in question and you may care to look. I was unable to use the comment box there or I would have.


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    Coleen's ansswer is a very full one and probably tells you all you need to know. If not please add a comment to my answer and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

    My father grows tomatoes and I have helped him enough to know a good ddeal about them.

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