Trench Tomato Planting

The secret to great tomatoes is all in the roots.

Photography by Christa Neu & Rob Cardillo


Lay the tomato seedling horizontally in the trench

Trench Planting:

Step 3

Lay the plant horizontally in the trench. Backfill with soil, gently bending the stem of the tomato upward so the leaves remain above ground. Don't worry, your "Leaning Tower of Pisa" will straighten as it grows.