Vegetables and herbs

Tomato: maintenance tips

A popular vegetable garden fruit, the tomato is available in a wide range of cultivars. Easy to care for, the plant produces a multitude of colourful fruits.

Maintenance tips: TomatoMaintenance tips: Tomato

Common name: Tomato


Full sun, with 6 to 8 hours of sunshine a day.


Water regularly, avoid wetting foliage.


Plant when there is no risk of frost, in humus-rich, well-drained soil. Depending on the species, it may be possible to plant in a container with vegetable garden potting soil.


Fertilize at planting with granular fertilizer. During the summer, fertilize with water-soluble or liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks.


Tomatoes should be picked when ripe, as soon as they reach their final colour, which ranges from pink to bright red, yellow or orange, depending on the variety.

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Image for informational purposes only. Size, colour and variety of plants shown may vary from store to store. The information in this article is intended as a guide only and may not apply to certain situations. If you have any questions, contact a Potvin & Bouchard expert in your area.