The soil texture also determines how often you should water your tomato plant. Rainwater is the best for plants as it's natural and has no added chemicals during the processing stages. Brandon Lobo (author) on August 27, 2017: You need to make sure the roots find some water if they go looking for it. Tomato plants growing in a pot or container have a unique water requirement than the plant growing in the ground. In such cases you would need to water daily. Brandon Lobo (author) on August 10, 2020: There could be quite a few factors, it is best to look up the specific variety. But once tomatoes are on the vine, it is important that the watering stays consistent. You could use the data to compare yourself with others and I'm sure that you will also be convinced that there is no single way to do it right. That's normal, you can just let it be. We have grown tomatoes for over forty years and have always just let them grow and hope for the best. Moreover, if you've got hard water in your region, the salts are not the best for your tomato plants or any other plants for that matter. This is helpful! My bad - we kept forgetting to water in the morning, would get home late, and then leave the poor plants for yet another day. Dig pits in the planter and place them there. How often you water tomatoes is a major concern most people face, especially the first time around. If the soil feels dry, the plant needs water. If you notice your tomato plant drooping sometime around mid-day, do not worry too much about it because they will be back to normal near sunset. As a rule, tomato plants require 1 to 2 inches of water a week. It puts the watering on auto pilot and provides slow, deep watering at a scheduled interval. Answer: I do not think you need to. Banana skin tea is high in potassium so perfect for encouraging flowering and fruiting. How do I know it’s not too wet? If not, a weekend is not that long and two days in the dark would hopefully not kill the plant. Once the fruit is fully grown, you can pluck it and let it ripen in your kitchen, there's no need to keep it on the plant. I now water less often and only do so when I know it's been a good amount of time since we've had rain, or watered and if the tomatoes look a little wilted. Very informative. Tomatoes generally crack when the fruit has grown completely and the plant receives more water than required. The blackening is very likely blossom end rot, read this article that I wrote about it: https://dengarden.com/gardening/Blossom-End-Rot-To... Yellow leaves, well there's a lot of possible reasons, check out my article on the topic to help you determine if any of those are the cause: https://dengarden.com/gardening/Yellow-leaves-on-t... i grew my tomato plant from seeds (tomato slices). Thank you for your reply. They have a moderate amount of water needs. In this video, I will show you how I'm watering the tomato and pepper plants in my organic raised bed vegetable garden. Thanks for the info very helpful. But, the petals of a flower do drop off before the fruit can grow. On following these guidelines you can also develop your very own watering techniques. I have never heard of enlivened water before, but stirring it could put more oxygen in the water. It's best to water a bit every day if you're not sure. It is important to have the soil moist, not flooded. My last home had very sandy soil, and we had to water twice a day. The soil tends always to be damp. I have another article on fertilizing tomatoes which you may find very helpful: https://dengarden.com/gardening/best-fertilizer-fo... but in short yes, they would be helpful, but not as mulch. They will be in a planter on my porch . In the fall I add leaves and grass clippings and rototil the soil. Just make sure that you pluck the cracked ones and use them to make some sauce or salsa. Brandon Lobo (author) on November 03, 2016: Hi Jackie, that's amazing! However, I suspect it would simply be the increased oxygen levels such agitation would improve. A square foot of soil is 12 inches by 12 inches which makes it 144 square inches and the volume would be 1-inch times 144 square inches which is 144 cubic inches to 1.5 inches times 144 square inches which is 216 cubic inches. Question: My potted tomato plants have done much better since I started watering them every day to the point that I see water in the drip pan. Several species of tomato are found in the vine; the length of the vine is approx 6 feet. When making biota tea many organic gardeners put the worm castings in a nylon stocking. Brandon Lobo (author) on August 22, 2019: This is one of the most helpful articles I have found on watering tomatoes. 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