Why we love this new plant: Amazing tomatoes – really grows bigger, faster and stronger than normal – will give 2 to 3 times MORE fruit!!!! Mighty ‘Mato is a grafted tomato plant that goes above and beyond the call of duty, defending against pests, diseases, temperature extremes, and poor soils while producing long, abundant harvests of tasty fruit!
Where to plant and key care tips: Number ONE tip with Mighty ‘Mato is to not plant the plant below the soil line – the graft must stay ABOVE the soil to allow rootstock to work….so unlike all other tomatoes that you can plant a little deeper - not so with Mighty ‘Mato – just keep soil line of potted plant at same level as garden soil line. Like all tomatoes any Mighty ‘Mato will do best in full sun. Yes, you may grow in less than FULL SUN but you will get less fruit, the plants will be taller and the fruit will be smaller depending on how shady the spot is. You will get highest harvest if grown in ground, in rich garden soil but Mighty ‘Mato will grow in patio pots – BUT as these plants get big make sure your patio pots is as big as possible. On topic of staking – if plant tag says it is a ‘vine’ or ‘indeterminate’ plant then it will need a cage or stake. If plant tag says it is a ‘bush’ or ‘determinant’ type then you may not need to stake. Because Mighty’Mato grows so big – make sure you use a strong cage or stake.
Height: to 48” or taller if vine variety Spread 36” - Plant with graft above soil line
Feed: Mighty Mato grows so big so make sure it gets fed on a regular basis. We like adding time-release food or granular veggie food in soil at planting as well as every two-weeks liquid plant food.
Water: Plant will tell you when to water it as it starts to droop – but as side note – especially if grown in patio pot make sure you have a hose nearby, as these plants will get big and drink their share of water. As always consider mulching if in garden.
What is Grafting: joins the top part of one plant (the scion) to the root system of a separate plant (the rootstock). As their tissues heal, they fuse into one super plant that combines the rootstock’s vigor and disease resistance with the scion’s exceptional fruit quality. Non-GMO. The graft must stay above soil level, and prune lateral suckers for best fruiting.
SunPatiens are a cross between a New Guinea impatiens - that has big flowers and likes shade - and a wild species type of impatiens that is tough and grows in hot sunny areas.
Why we love this new plant: SunPatiens is a low maintenance solution for both sunny and shady spots. Use SunPatiens to replace common impatiens, as SunPatiens is disease resistant.
Where to plant and key care tips: SunPatiens is great in sun – but is good in shady spots too! This is a plant that is easy to care for – just add water. Do not feed too much plant food, as it will slow down flowering. We like to use mulch around these plants as they are thirsty and mulch reduces amount we will need to water. Great in baskets, amazing in landscape beds. Downy Mildew – a disease that effects common impatiens – but does NOT impact SunPatiens.
Full Sun to Shade
Feed: A light feeder – occasional feeding only
Water: keep soil moist – plant is thirsty – we like to add mulch to help keep moisture in soil
One advantage with SunPatiens is that they grow so fast and large you need fewer plants to fill a bed than you would with smaller compact impatiens. SunPatiens are planted 15- 18” apart where common impatiens are planted closer together - typically 10” to 12” apart. So fewer SunPatiens plants will fill a flowerbed compared to common impatiens. Less holes to dig –fewer plants to care for – more color!
SunPatiens are a good solution for shady and sunny spots!