With the garden finally planted, and the weeding underway, I finally have time to post about how I’ve been planting my tomato plants the past few years.
I first like to cut off the first few stems from the bottom of the plant. This is the entire area I will bury, leaving a few top stems peeking through the soil.
After digging a hole, I place 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt at the bottom of it. Epsom Salt acts as a natural fertilizer and contains the magnesium; a nutrient that tomatoes, peppers, and roses need in high levels.
Magnesium is often lacking in older soils and some of the deficiency symptoms include:
- Yellowing of leaves between the veins
- Leaf curling
- stunted growth
- Lack of sweetness
I was noticing some of these with my plants a few years ago and decided to give this a try. I was pretty happy with…
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