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You’re probably not planting your tomatoes deep enough! Here’s how to do it right

Get your garden tomatoes off to a great start by helping them create a strong and complex root system in the garden.

That means you’ll have to bury up to 2/3 of the stem! Horticulturist Sheriden Hansen, with the Utah State Extension, shows the right way to plant a tomato plant.

Tomatoes need fertilizer that is higher in phosphorous than it is in nitrogen. The numbers “7-22-8” in Sheridan’s fertilizer reflect the amount of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, respectively.


The Utah State University Botanical Center, located in Kaysville, is everyone’s best backyard. It has beautifully presented samples of what grows well here. Walk through their orchard with 50 different types of apple trees, 20 different peaches, 30 different grapes. Visit the arboretum to see full grown samples of landscape trees. Take all sorts of classes, make connections, and enjoy learning more about what you can to do enhance your own Utah yard. Visit

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