8. Add Compost And Trim
While the first fruit is ripening, encourage new growth and continued fruit by scratching compost around the stem and trimming some of the upper leaves.
9. Plant Again
Three weeks after you plant tomatoes in your garden, put in another set so all of your harvest doesn't come at once.
10. Pick Ripe
Harvest your tomatoes once they've reached full size and are fully colored.
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Learn More: Check out our complete Tomato Growing Guide.