Gardening Tips and Tricks
Tomatoes, Peppers, Squash, Kale, and More:
Soil is the most important thing you can do to help your tomatoes thrive and grow to their full potential. Tomatoes are very hungry feeders. Fill your soil beds with compost (either your own or purchased), fertilizer (I like to use 420 recipe for flowering), Worm Castings, G&B Harvest Supreme, Vegetable and Herb Fertilizer, and Bone Meal.
Dig a deep hole (you want to plant your tomato plants a third way up the steam) The deeper the better, this promotes thicker, stronger and healthier plants. I use close to 1/2 a cup of each fertilizer and add to each hole dug, mix with your garden tool and add the the plant.
*** I also use this fertilizer mixture for ALL my plants, not just tomatoes.
While planting I try to space them at least 2 feet apart from each other. One of the most helpful tips to getting more tomatoes from your plant is to use galvanized fences instead of the normal tomatoes cages. We bough two large galvanized fences about 5 X 10 feet each ($100 per fence) and cut them with a hand held saw into 2 feet wide pieces. We then bent them into an L shape and use these for the cages. I have used these for two years now, they do not rust and have held up all our tomatoes. The tomatoes grow all the way up and produce lots fruit. I also use them for our pepper plants.
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