How to grow and harvest this iconic summer produce hero at its ripest, sweetest, and juiciest.
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Plant deeply for stronger roots. Deep roots are the secret to keeping plants well watered and healthy. Contrary to how you normally plant, bury a tomato transplant up to its “neck,” with only three or four leaves above the soil—roots will form along the stem beneath the ground to produce a stronger, sturdier plant.