Growing 10,000 Pounds of Organic Tomatoes in a High Tunnel Greenhouse

Growing 10,000 Pounds of Organic Tomatoes in a High Tunnel Greenhouse

πŸ… Growing 10,000 Pounds of Organic Tomatoes in a High Tunnel Greenhouse πŸ…

If you’ve ever wondered how to grow tomatoes from seed, this is the video for you! We’ve spent the past YEAR filming EVERY STEP of our tomato production cycle, including sowing tomato seeds, hardening off tomato seedlings, transplanting tomatoes, trellising, pruning, harvesting, AND MORE! And to make tomato farming even easier, we’ve created the Heifer USA Organic Tomato Growing Guide, a FREE resource on growing tomatoes for beginners – but all are encouraged to download and use our professional advice, growing calendars, planting schedules, useful terminology, and all the resources we’ve included.

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00:00 – Introduction to Growing Tomatoes
00:58 – Get Started Growing Tomatoes
02:32 – Sowing Tomato Seeds
06:31 – How to Germinate Tomato Seeds
08:34 – Growing Tomatoes in the Nursery
09:58 – Hardening Off Tomato Seedlings
11:25 – Preparing High Tunnel for Tomatoes
13:43 – Transplanting Tomatoes
15:35 – How to Trellis Tomatoes
19:32 – How to Prune Tomatoes
22:56 – Tomato Disease Management & Prevention
22:55 – Watering Tomatoes
25:53 – Harvesting Your Tomatoes
27:37 – Storing Harvested Tomatoes

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  1. reza misbah on August 2, 2022 at 12:08 am

    How degrees temp this area?
    What names all item in this video?

  2. tjrank1 on August 2, 2022 at 12:08 am

    What band of High Tunnel system did you use/purchase?

  3. Irene B on August 2, 2022 at 12:09 am


  4. Crysler Bislig on August 2, 2022 at 12:09 am

    Waiting for your link. Thanks

  5. David Tester on August 2, 2022 at 12:13 am

    Thank you so much for the great video and information. for us small farmers who cannot afford a tunnel just yet – could you do a followup or explain what things you would do differently if planting in the open field. I realize alot of this info will translate over to the open filed but what if anything would you do differently than what is presented. Hope that makes sense. have a great day

  6. Dee Cee on August 2, 2022 at 12:16 am

    would you share where to get a shade cloth from? Thank you and this is the BEST video I have found…. thank you again for sharing

  7. My Life My World Mom And dad on August 2, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Hello maim i am from India and I also love farming please giving me one chance for farming

  8. James on August 2, 2022 at 12:17 am

    ooh using the torch to make the holes every 18 inches is such a neat idea.

  9. Red Angry Bird on August 2, 2022 at 12:17 am

    The heifer, LOL la vaquilla Crispina πŸ„

  10. brio last on August 2, 2022 at 12:19 am

    Very professional. Well produced and presented. Excellent organization, and very didactic class. Everything a viewer would need, listed below. WOW. Can’t remember watching a more professional video on agriculture

  11. Sandy Jones on August 2, 2022 at 12:20 am

    It looks the plants are all stem by harvest time, do you keep trimming leaf branches below the fruit cluster?

  12. Joshua milton onyango on August 2, 2022 at 12:22 am


  13. Lettuceyoso on August 2, 2022 at 12:23 am

    Wow classic amazing

  14. Waso on August 2, 2022 at 12:25 am

    I wonder how many kilo per m2. I think this not 100% organic, you use plastic on ground. Here my country thrn it’s not organic anymore.

  15. A Vision Creator on August 2, 2022 at 12:25 am

    you are amazing-thanks for wonderful sharing-respect and love from pakistan

  16. WAYNE DESHOTEL on August 2, 2022 at 12:27 am

    I live in Louisiana. NO problem with Humidity!!!!. I’m not seeing anything about fertilization? What you use, how much, how often? Do you fertilize in the drip? What is your regiment on preventing blossom end rot?

  17. Maria Pahola on August 2, 2022 at 12:28 am

    My back and knees hurt by watching him, I couldn’t even go to work the next day because of planting vegetales πŸ†l

  18. Mr Wilson on August 2, 2022 at 12:29 am

    maybe i missed it, but how big is the greenhouse?

  19. Ipeleng Mafora on August 2, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Helpful information! Thanks a lot. Is this all seasons?

  20. Rick Thelian on August 2, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Wow that was greatπŸ˜€

  21. Saleem Siddiqui on August 2, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Perfect thanks ❀

  22. Saleem Siddiqui on August 2, 2022 at 12:32 am

    I really enjoyed your tomato growing video I liked it also subscribed thank you so much I am not farmer. Bless you.

  23. Jeleta Pearson on August 2, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Hello, I live in zone 8a it’s been extremely hot here in Texas. My tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and squash are not producing. They are either dieing or they are dead. I don’t know if I over watered or not enough

  24. Ashley Alexander on August 2, 2022 at 12:34 am

    You don’t even use organic chemicals? The brix level of your tomatoes must have 12+ minimum!!! How did you do this?

  25. Leonardo Zanetti - Horta do Leo on August 2, 2022 at 12:36 am

    Amazing video! πŸ…πŸ’š

  26. Ambrose Poult on August 2, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Hello Sarah thanks for the tips and knowledge

  27. Gloria Montgomery on August 2, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Thank you for your video. I learned a lot.

  28. Starl phoenix on August 2, 2022 at 12:38 am

    I love this video and how it was done . Very informative! Hopefully you guys will be doing more like this in the future with other plants and livestock. πŸ™

  29. Ri m on August 2, 2022 at 12:39 am

    The little clip on both branches is clutch

  30. rolflews on August 2, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Nicely done in-depth video, I have been gardening for almost 40 years (practical, feed the family type) and have pruned and trellised my closely spaced, indeterminate tomatoes for many years. The seedling pruning is something I had not known or done, will be on my to do list next year. Thanks!

  31. Curt's Clashers on August 2, 2022 at 12:41 am

    SO much helpful information!! Thank you, given me a lot of inspiration for my garden πŸ™‚

  32. Sopropo enz. on August 2, 2022 at 12:41 am


  33. Wedjong Kwowe on August 2, 2022 at 12:42 am

    So one tent room is an acre ?

  34. Ana Matheu on August 2, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Hi sarha love your energi and i hope one day i have one of those plantacion beautiful πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  35. John Myers on August 2, 2022 at 12:43 am

    Seeds are expensive to plant them 2 per cell just to throw half of them out we plant into a 200 to 500 count tray one seed per cell. Your way seems really wasteful for no reason and those 100 count trays are a waste of space for the Size cell they are.

  36. gaurav bhai on August 2, 2022 at 12:44 am

    How does pollination done in green houses ?

  37. A Cail on August 2, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Wondering where you get the seedling trays from, they look like rubber or silicone

  38. VIJAY KUMAR on August 2, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Anyone help me to where to get orginal tomato seeds (I want same seeds like…. Long grow)

  39. gaurav bhai on August 2, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Can we plant marigold and basil near by tomato plants ?work as companion

  40. Les Barfield on August 2, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Despite ORGANIC in title waited 12 minutes to see your compost operation. Happy to see at least you do use compost, now how in Srui Lanka, how to do for vast tea fields, hooked on NPK as is the world.. They went 100% organic without even thinking. Most such operations like yours would just use soluable NPK, ie "organic" is a lie

  41. Alison Westall on August 2, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Hi, great video.
    Can I ask o you pinch the tops out? If so how many trusses of fruit do you allow? Also do you take all the leaves off below all the fruit clusters? I though you were supposed to just do from the lowest cluster but it looks like you’ve taken them off quite a way up the stem

  42. A Season of Tomatoes on August 2, 2022 at 12:50 am

    I am about to plant a big tunnel like yours. You are the only grower in You Tube that’s lays the drip tape on top of the landscape fabric vs under it. Why on top? Very informative video

  43. T Morgan on August 2, 2022 at 12:53 am

    So impressed. by the work that goes into this. 10k lbs sounds like a huge number when you read the video titla but when you consider that they are attempting to market there production it amazes me how tight their margins would be. Farming as a business has to be a strong passion to get through all the peaks and valleys of just one season. We should remind ourselves of all this when we go to the farm market and look at the price of organic heirloom tomatoes. Hearing people complain about $3.99 lb prices at the stand makes me wonder if people understand what goes into making those fresh organic vegetables available.

  44. Awais Khalid on August 2, 2022 at 12:55 am

    didn’t recieved guide after entering email on provided link. does the link even work?

  45. Ace of Spades on August 2, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Great video, very informative, watching from UK. On your math, 260 plants/10k pounds crop, that’s a lot of crop (40lbs) per plant

  46. Amol Shete Official on August 2, 2022 at 12:58 am

    Great video.
    Is it self polinated..?

  47. Yash Aubeeluck on August 2, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Can you please recommend the spacing of indeterminant tomato plants?

  48. Robert Malachi Chaguza on August 2, 2022 at 1:03 am

    I can’t find the link for the book

  49. Earth, Nails & Tails on August 2, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Not even all the way through yet but great quality video! Very mindful and info I for for new and old alike. Well done

  50. Kayak Kitt on August 2, 2022 at 1:06 am

    This is one of the best tomato videos I’ve seen both informative and entertaining! I do have one question though what do you do when your plants reach the top of the twine?

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