Growing Mortgage Lifter Tomato - A Popular and Tasty Tomato Variety
Mortgage lifter tomato is another delicious tomato type that’s highly popular as well. It’s also a great addition to sandwiches and other meals with its sweet, refreshing juicy taste.
We’re going to get straight into how to grow this special tomato type that’s part of the nightshade vegetables family.
The Growing Process
Before you get started you can make a list of all the things you’ll need. Here’s the list
- Mortgage lifter seeds
- Tomato cage
- Some Compost
- Watering can
- A nice sunny spot in the garden (if you’re not using containers)
- Potting soil
There you go, now that you have your list, are you ready to get started?
Okay good, we’re going to take it step by step, let’s begin with…
The Step by Step Guide
1. Getting your tomato seeds- You can purchase some tomato seeds for this variety from an online store or you can check with any local garden store.
2. Starting your seeds- Start your seeds indoors before the last set of frosts in spring. Add some potting soil to your pots and place the seeds in there. Always ensure that they’re moist but not wet at the same time.
As soon as they begin to sprout, you can move them to where they can get some sun. Near a windowsill is a good spot as this helps to boost the process.
When these tomato seedlings begin to grow bigger and taller you can transfer them into a bigger pot to accommodate the size. You can turn them regularly so that they can grow directly upwards and be well even.
3. Transferring them outdoors- You can transfer the seedlings once all danger of frosts have passed. If you’re planting them in the garden choose a nice sunny spot.
You can a dig a hole into the soil that’s about 10 inches deep and wide. Take some of the compost or manure to mix in with the soil that you extracted from the hole.
Plant the seedling into the hole and bury it with the compost-mixed soil where half of the plant is exposed from the ground. This will encourage the plant to develop more roots.
4. Adding support- to facilitate the growth of the plant it’s very important to add some support by the use of a tomato cage. The tomato cages are placed around the plant and must be watered regularly.
5. Watering- Water your plants especially during hot dry weather conditions.
6. Pruning- Mortgage lifter tomatoes produce lots of leaves and branches. Any tiny branches that appear between the main stems and branches are the ones to prune.
The additional leaves tend to distract the plant from producing tomatoes. So once you prune your plant, it will able to produce more fruits and that’s the idea here. When it’s close to the end of summer, prior to the first frost date, prune 1/3 of the plant.
This is to let the tomatoes get the necessary sun exposure.
7. Harvesting- When the color of your tomatoes are sort of pinkish red, they’re ready for harvest. When picking you can twist gently to pull from the stem.
Mortgage Lifter Tomato Tips
If you notice any cracks on your tomatoes that’s probably due to too much watering too soon. This can be due to some continuous heavy rains or water practices that were not suitable.
So try to not over-water your plants.
When planting this type of tomato if you’re a beginner, you can consider starting from the tomato plants instead of the seedlings. These can be purchased at a local nursery or a garden store that’s closest to your area if possible.
You can even save your seeds for another growing season if you like. All you need to do is to take the seeds and wash as well as dry them. After you dry them you can store them in the fridge.
Mortgage lifter tomato is an excellent form of tomato to grow. It makes up one of the best vegetables to have in your list. The mortgage lifter tomato is also excellent for a tomato sandwich along with your fresh salads.
It’s another gardener’s favorite and looks very attractive in an edible garden.
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