PUT THESE 8 THINGS
IN YOUR TOMATO PLANTING HOLE
FOR THE BEST TOMATOES EVER
Do you want to grow the best tomatoes in taste and size? And want to have
a bumper harvest? Then put these things in the hole before planting your
The homegrown TOMATOES are so delicious, and when you pick them fresh and
eat, the delightful taste you get is just unmatchable. Better than store
bought fruits. The thick, juicy, plump, sweet, a bit acrid and so satiating
the tomatoes are one of the first fruits (vegetable, if you say) everyone
wants to grow from the beginning of the gardening season.
1. Baking Soda
It works and really a good trick (especially when you’re growing tomatoes in
containers) if you want sweeter tomatoes. Simply sprinkle a small amount of
baking soda around the base of your tomato plants. The baking soda will be
absorbed into the soil and lower the acidity levels, thus, giving you tomatoes
that are more sweet than tart.
2. Fish heads
Fish heads have been used as a natural fertilizer in the garden for a long time.
Their popularity with tomato planting is not a myth that needs to be busted. It
works! Their decay releases nitrogen, potassium, many essential trace elements,
calcium and phosphorous. The only problem with burying fish heads is that critters
may dig them up. To avoid this, bury deeply, at least a foot. You can drop them
into the hole whole or use groundfish scraps which you can mix with water(2 cups)
and milk(1 cup) for a supercharge solution.
If you want to read more on this, here’s an article in detail!
Best Growing Tomatoes – Does Burying Fish Help Your Tomato Plants?
Drop 2-3 aspirin tablets in the hole either whole or ground; this is to boost plant
immunity, it also helps to ward off diseases like blight and increases the yield. The
salicylic acid, a compound in aspirin is the reason why it works. You can also spray
plants with the solution contain this drug.
If you want to read more about ASPIRIN uses on tomato plants in detail,
visit DailyMail UK.
Problems growing tomatoes? Feed them ASPIRIN say
scientists to fight disease and boost yield
Eggshells boost the calcium content in the soil. And just like us, Calcium is one of the
most important components that plant needs for growth. Here’s a very educative article if
you like to read, it also helps to prevent blossom end rot. Whether you’re planting
tomatoes in the garden bed or containers, you can always put eggshells before planting.
8 Excellent Ideas for Using Eggshells in the Garden
5. Epsom Salt
Tomatoes suffer from magnesium deficiency that is why it’s a good idea to add 1 or 2
tablespoons of Epsom salt while transplanting the seedling in the bottom of the planting
hole (both in containers or garden bed). Cover this with a thin layer of soil; this is to
make sure that roots are not directly touching Epsom salt.
Epsom salt must be used when growing tomatoes; it can do miracles.
Read why you should use it here!
13 Great Epsom Salt Uses in the Garden
6. Kelp Meal
Kelp meal is rich in micro-nutrients and trace elements. It provides complete nutrient
for plants, the addition of kelp gives tomatoes a turbo boosted start. Slow-release kelp
fertilizer contains the tomato with sufficient nutrient over a period which prevents the
plant from experiencing shock as is with the use of excess fertilizers. One cup-full of
kelp meal is adequate for the plant at the time of planting.
If you want to read more about kelp fertilizer.
Kelp Meal Fertilizer
7. Bone Meal
Similar to kelp meal, bone meal is also an addition to the tomato hole during planting.
A handful or cup-full of bone meal is essential for a blossoming and quality fruits of
the tomato plant since it provides the much-needed phosphorus nutrient which is one of
the most vital components for healthy tomato growth.
8. Used coffee grounds
Add well-composted coffee grounds to the planting hole when transplanting tomato seedlings
to improve soil composition and provide a source of slow-release nutrients to your plants.
It is an excellent source of fertilizer and can be used even as a mulch.
We have written a comprehensive guide on coffee grounds uses, take a look!
Using Coffee Grounds for Gardening
Put These 8 Things in Your TOMATO Planting Hole For The Best Tomatoes Ever
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