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Growing Tomatoes

January 4, 2020

Tomatoes love a PH in the range of 6 to 6.8 range as best as it is slightly acidic.

They are considered heavy feeders and benefit from lots of nitrogen which is the first number on a fertilizer bag.

The tomato plant loves micro nutrients of sulfur, zinc. 

Make sure you have compost or aged manure as a natural fertilizer for the plants.

Green houses are often the way to go to control pests and growing conditions.

One can prune the lower leaves to train the plant to grow tall with a trellis. 

Nondeterminate tomatoes are those that produce fruit (tomatoes are technically a fruit) throughout their lifespan.

We had problems with hornworms last season and intend to introduce beneficial nematodes to control the larvae in the soil.

Nematoes eat the hornworm larvae in the soil before they grow into worms that dine on your tender young plants. 



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