The Allotment Wife

A Bigger, Better Tomato Plant

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Planting Tomatoes on their sideWith 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.

Planting Tomatoe Plants with Epsom SaltAfter 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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Author: annebrooke

Anne Brooke lives in Surrey, UK, and writes in a variety of genres, including gay erotic romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel. When not writing, she spends time in the garden attempting to differentiate between flowers and weeds, and in the allotment attempting to grow vegetables. Occasionally, she can also be found in the kitchen making cakes. Every now and again, they are edible. Her websites can be found at: www.annebrooke.com, www.gayreads.co.uk, www.biblicalfiction.co.uk and www.gathandria.com (for fantasy fiction).

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