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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

TOMATO GROWING SECRETS

Epsom salt is a longtime, affordable way to help start your garden or improve your garden once it’s already going. You can use Epsom salt in the garden as a fertilizer, a pest deterrent, and also as a seed starter, to name a few. Epsom salt can also enhance the quality and condition of your lawn and shrubs by adding  its content magnesium !
 Another great tip is is egg shells. Wash the egg shells out, crush them, not to a powder but almost, sprinkle them on a baking sheet and bake them till they are a light brown. Then sprinkle them around your tomatoes/veggies. Both the bone meal and egg shells are a source of calcium which is good for fruiting.You could also dissolve Tums tablets for added alcium. 



  • Dig a hole that is two-and-a-half times deeper than the root ball of the tomato plant and twice as wide as the root ball. This will give the plant plenty of room to spread and encourage the roots to grow in an outward direction.
    Drop 1 cup epsom salt and 1 cup of granulated sugar along with a few eggshells into the hole, as they contain phosphorous that helps tomatoes grow and flower. Sugar granules break up and help offset the acidity of the fruit; they become absorbed into the tomato plant through its root system. Epsom salt provides beneficial nutrients for the plant. Magnesium and sulfur act together to fertilize a tomato plant.

  • Use the point of the shovel to blend together .

  • Place a tomato plant in the bottom of the hole so that the stem points upwards. 

    Pull the loose soil back into the hole with a hoe. Vegetable gardeners call this "back-filling" the hole. Wear your gardening gloves and tamp the dirt down around the tomato plant with the palms of your hands. 
    Use a watering can to water your freshly planted tomato plant. Gardeners call this "watering in" a tomato plant. Use at least one watering can of water per plant.


    Plant Marigolds With Your Tomato Plants To Keep Away All Garden Pests. 


                        HAPPY GROWING!!!


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