Everyone loves to grow tomatoes and dreams of growing the ultimate tomatoes. Growing tomatoes isn’t hard, but a lot of people have trouble growing tomatoes. Here are the few secret tips for growing bumper crop of tomatoes.
Plant your tomato plants deeper than the other plants, all the way up to the top few leaves. When planted this way, tomatoes are able to develop roots all along their stems. And more roots will make for a stronger plant.
Eggs & Coffee
Adding egg shells or whole eggs, before planting, can boost calcium content in the soil. Coffee grounds can contribute nitrogen to soil and repel slugs and snails, and egg shells add calcium, helping tomato plants regulate moisture intake and prevent blossom end rot.
Epsom salt helps improve flower blooming and enhances a plant’s green color. It can even help plants grow bushier. Epsom salt is made up of hydrated magnesium sulfate, which is important to healthy plant growth. It helps the plants absorb the vital nutrients, like nitrogen and phosphorus, in the soil. In addition, it greatly improves a plant’s ability to produce flowers and fruit.
Cow Dung Compost
Cow manure compost is commonly available at your local garden center. Cow dung is high in organic materials and rich in nutrients. It contains about 3 percent nitrogen, 2 percent phosphorus, and 1 percent potassium (3-2-1 NPK). In addition, it can improves moisture-holding capacity of soil and improves aeration.
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Epsom salt can rob the plants of calcium. So it’s best to only use Epsom salt if a soil test says you’re low on magnesium.