Asked by: Belkassem Musasked in category: General Last Updated: 15th March, 2020
How often should you water tomato plants in Arizona?
Herein, when should you plant tomatoes in Arizona?
Now that tomatoes are in season they are more plentiful than ever. In the Phoenix area there are two growing seasons: mid-February until the end of May and September until mid-November. For Arizonans who are so inclined, February is the perfect time to start planting your tomatoes.
One may also ask, how much sun do tomatoes need in Arizona? Tomatoes like sunlight and require about 6 hours a day. They will require shade once the fruit begins to form, which can be done by creating a portable shade structure. I use 30 – 50% shade cloth, putting it over my tomato support.
In this way, how often do you need to water tomato plants?
There is no hard and fast rule to this. It depends on how hot it is and if the plant is actively growing. A good rule of thumb is to supply water once every two or three days at the height of summer. Remember that water supplied by Mother Nature counts towards watering tomato plants in the garden.
Can tomato plants get too much water?
Too Much Water Watering your tomato plants properly is probably the main key to tomato success. Too much water and the plants drown—too little and you get blossom end rot. Inconsistent watering can also get you blossom end rot, split tomatoes, and stressed plants.