How to Grow Tomatoes in a Limited Space

Let’s explore how to grow tomatoes in a limited space. Tomatoes are vines, and they love to sprawl, but sometimes the area in which you have to grow cannot accommodate a jungle, and after all, for many of us we have a relatively limited growing season for tomatoes. 

So, we do what we can with what we have and figure out ways to get high yields in the space available. My first recommendation is to build a raised bed: 

You can build one fairly cheaply and it allows you to optimize the soil in the limited area in which your tomatoes will be growing. 


Plant your tomatoes fairly close together. In an 8 foot by 4 foot raised bed, I suggest fitting in 16 plants. 


Make sure to prune off all of the suckers that form on the plants. You can also use these suckers to make new tomato plants:

Stake you tomato plants and tie them to the stake: 

As the tomatoes grow and put on their first blossoms, you will want to prune away the lower leaves, all the way up to the first flowers. 

If you take all of the above steps, and make sure your plants are well watered, you should be able to have great yields from your tomatoes, despite the limited space each will be growing. 

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