Houzz Logo Print

Dry Farming Tomatoes

14 years ago

Hey all,

I saw a thread on a different forum praising the end product of dry farmed tomatoes. They were saying to withhold water from your plants once they become mature. Since people attested to using this technique with success in Southern CA, I am guessing I can get away with this in upstate NY. My soil is amended for about 8-12 inches and then is a fairly dense clay so I would think there is good water retention. My concerns are 1. that dry farming will reduce the productivity of my plants (I am pretty greedy in this department as my appetite for fresh gaspacho can decimate my tomato supply) and 2. if I do this and there is a big rain, all my tomatoes will split open. Any observations regarding this?

Comments (3)