High Production Tomato Growing – How to Grow a lot of Tomatoes in a Small Space – The Urban Farmer – Week 11


The Urban Farmer


Tomato Growing Tips

  • Curtis found a niche growing generic looking tomatoes.
  • “Whatever people want, is what I am gonna grow….  Who wants what, and how much are you gonna buy?”
  • “Often that means just swallowing your price and that means I am just going to do this because it’s what people want.”
  • “What’s the best way that I can move a lot of stuff with the least amount of effort.”
  • Curtis starts his plants in a 200 cell tray and then goes to a 2.5″ pot after about 3 weeks.
  • Curtis grows all of his tomatoes in greenhouses to avoid weather swings.
  • Curtis spaces his tomato plants 10″ apart and starts the plants in the ground by planting them 2/3 deep.
  • Curtis hard prunes all of his tomato plants.  He removes all suckers and leaf growth below the lowest set of fruit.  The forces the indeterminate varieties to have a single vine which is then trellised up a string. 



Roger setting up the tomatoes in the greenhouse.

Roger setting up the tomatoes in the greenhouse.

Tomatoes in the greenhouse late in the season.

Tomatoes in the greenhouse late in the season.

Landscape fabric in the greenhouse suppressing weeds.

Landscape fabric in the greenhouse suppressing weeds.

Pruning Tomatoes

One Curtis’s Most Visible Plots in a Nice Neighborhood.

The Urban Farmer

The Urban Farmer by Curtis Stone

The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else’s).

Major benefits include:

  • Low capital investment and overhead costs
  • Reduced need for expensive infrastructure
  • Easy access to markets

Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement.

Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, The Urban Farmer is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.

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