Gardening Texoma: Home Grown Tomatoes

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simple & Save
 The 2 best things to promote good health and well being

o A good gardener plants 3 seeds
 one for bugs
 one for wealth
 one for him / herself

 Sure Path to Success

o Soil
 Compost is best with decomposed granite and expanded shale

o Soil amendments
 ½ cup of dolomatic lime (Horticultural Hydrated Lime)
 ½ cup of Blood meal
 ½ cup bone meal

 Reason for above amendments

o To prevent blossomed rot
o Helps plant by adding and making available necessary calcium, Clay soil have plenty of calcium but is locked up in clay
o Plant your plant deep and remove lower leaves of truck (main stem)
o While planting place a 3 lbs. coffee can (bottom cut out)
o To protect young plant from cut worms *Plastic milk jugs work also
o This will protect your plant and an easy way to water each plant; Fill above root zone

 Mulch Each Plant

o Holds in Moisture
o Protects plants from disease, from fungal issues when soil splashes up on lower leaves
o Keep dirt in check.

 Watering

o Do Not water foliage
o Water the base of the plant
o Tomatoes require lots of water. *Every 2 – 3 days deep water
o Take a hose; set at base of plant and water a slow pace

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