25 thoughts on “A Complete Video Guide for Growing Heirloom Tomatoes: Start to Finish”

  1. Sometimes the actually heat just bakes the leaves. Not defense for them. Different varieties act differently. I would just let what ever look bad dry up on its own and remove it. Let the plant figure out what to do. I dont think it matters either way but I tend to leave damage on, unless its disease, and let it dry up a bit.

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  3. From nc. Got a foot and a half heirlooms will my yield be any good since I planted late?

  4. One of my plants in a container wilted and the growing tip practically died out in the scorching heat – I thought I had watered enough, but obviously not enough for this crazy weather! I am hopeful the plant will pick itself up and keep on pushing as it’s otherwise a very strong and healthy stem – but I might have lost that blossom cluster. Should I just wait until the dry ones drop off or should the be cut away? thanks for any tips! … 🙂

  5. thanks a lot, i needed to know all this, the last one here i planted, all the tree was cutted i do not know what did this if was an insect or some disease, any way i will try your instructions, thanks a lot,

  6. Good Luck. The good thing is that even if you run into troubles… you will still get some great tasting tomatoes.

  7. Thank you, just what I needed to watch. First season trying to grow tomatoes, better get pruning!

  8. The have a great taste. Let me know if you think they have a slight salty taste. I did and a lot of people say they do.

  9. Looks yummy! I have several Blcak Krimians growing on my balcony in clay pots, they have survived a recent heat wave and are putting out huge blossom clusters.. so I am expecting some giant tomatoes. Hope that sea kelp / chicken poop will be enough to sustain them in their fruit producing. This seems like a great variety, if all goes well, I’ll plant more next year… among some other heirloom cultivars.

  10. Thanks! I wish you success. Ill hope disease stays away from your plant. Sounds like you have a good system set up.

  11. Really great compilation of your videos. Thanks so much for posting this. I’m amazed at how large the black krim plant can grow… 6 feet is HUGE! You’re certainly doing something right. 🙂

    I’ve got just one plant going right now in a 5 gallon planter that has a built-in water reservoir. I had added calcium to the soil by mixing in crushed egg shells, but your mixture sounds like it’ll do a better job of helping the plant absorb the nutrients.

  12. I have two ‘Black Krims’ in 5 gallon buckets now. Current videos. They were frost damaged but saved. Anyway…. 1 is being pruned to a single stem and the other lost its growing tip and I just let it grow. It has 4 or 5 main stems. They are both getting quite large.

  13. This is perfect, thank you. I was just given a Black Krim and you came up on my search for how to prepare soil. It was a great coincidence that your plant is also a Black Krim. Here in California, it was already fruiting at 2 feet when I got it. I’m going to grow it in a 5 gallon bucket and I hope it doesn’t get that big!

  14. Outstanding! I am glad your work paid off. Now lets hope diseases stay away.

  15. Hey Gary it was one of the last frost we only had 2 frost thank goodness but they were heavy ones but your method worked so well for me and i will be doing this every year. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  16. Thanks. You mean of me actively in the vid? I might put myself in more. I just started videos with a format and have been sticking with it.

  17. You do for one reason. If you have an indeterminate tomato in the upside down bucket it will get huge. The weight becomes an issue and so does watering. So I would prune it to manage the size. If you have determinate tomatoes you dont need to prune it. Ive grown tomatoes upside down and they start well but often overwhelm the container. Good luck.

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