My tomatoes were stunted last year. How can I prevent it this year and ensure a good crop?
Tomatoes can be stunted for a number of reasons: 1) Planting when it is still too cold can stunt growth. 2) Root bound pots should have their roots cut or torn apart before they are planted so they can root out properly. 3) Nutrient deficiency–add compost and/or Canadian peat with a general purpose vegetable fertilizer. 4) Poor light–plants need six hours of sunshine and a good amount of water. Any of the above factors or a combination of them can cause stunting in new tomato plants.