Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tomato Park's Whopper Hybrid ( How To Grow )

                  Good day to you all, and welcome back with us, Ken and Marilou on Garden The Easy Way.

 Today we would like to talk about another good eating tomato, the name of the tomato is Park's Whopper Hybrid Tomato.  It is a big red tomato and beefy inside and not a lot of seed like a lot of other tomatoes.  They are great for slicing for sandwich or hamburgers or slice them up and put them on the dinner table.  If you plant the Park's Whopper Hybrid Tomato, you will be glad you did. 

                  There are some things to keep in mind when planting Parks Hybrid Tomato Plants.

                  1.  We recommend to plant (Bonnie) Park's Whopper Hybrid Tomato Plants.  Bonnie has been  around along time since 1918. There is a lot of seed and plant companies out there that are just as good as the Bonnie brand, we just use Bonnie brand,  because they have very good seeds and plants, and they are available where we shop.

                  2.  Work up your your garden soil well, and if it does not look dark and rich, we recommend to add some compost and aged manure, add about 3 inches of compost and about 3 inches of aged manure mix well, down to about 8 to 9 inches under the soil, is the best. Here is a Good money saving tip. If you go to your local farmer he will probably give you all the aged manure you will need for ( Free ). The farmer is happy to get rid of it, just make sure you ask the farmer for the aged manure. You will  have the best all natural organic fertilizer money can buy for ( Free ).

                 3.  Plant in full sun 6 to 8 hours.

                 4.  Always plant deep 2/3 of the plant under the soil.

                 5.  Spacing if planting in rows 24 to 36 inches apart.  

                 6.  Always water extra well after planting,  water often,  never let your soil go completely dry.  After your plant has a lot of  tomatoes on it you may have to water everyday or two depending if you get any rain or not, and how hot and dry it is. The best way to tell if you need to water or not is so quick and simple, all you have to do is stick your finger in under the soil about 3 inches and if you can feel moisture your plant will be OK for that day.  

                 7.  You can add mulch to help hold the moisture in, and it will also help to keep out the weeds. We recommend to add 3 inches of mulch for best results.  If you check our blog you will see we had 8 tomato plants over 8 feet tall.

                8.  Fruit size: Large (14oz).

                9.  Maturity: 65 days after planting.  

                That is it for today we hope to talk here again tomorrow on Garden The Easy Way.  Until then, Good Gardening Always Ken & Marilou.