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[Tomato Dirt #259] Fertilizing Tomatoes FAQs
June 30, 2022

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 12, Number 13

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FEATURE: Fertilizing Tomatoes FAQs

Tomatoes need lots of nutrients.

That’s one reason fertilizing tomatoes is a key step in growing healthy plants.

If you wonder why tomato plants need so many vitamins and minerals and other good stuff in the soil, think about what a tomato plant accomplishes in a very short time.

They need lots of nutrients to accomplish their task in six short months, give or take.

And you may have plenty of other questions about fertilizing tomatoes. Questions like:

How do you know when tomatoes really need fertilizer … (Keep reading)

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Tomato Growing Tip: Epsom Salts are a Good, Low-Cost Tomato Fertilizer

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Create your own black gold right your backyard

Compost: there’s a reason it’s called “black gold.” Adding compost to your soil is the single best thing you can do for your plants.

And you don’t need to pay top dollar for this amazing soil enricher. You can create your own compost right in your backyard using simple kitchen and garden refuse.

The best way to do that is by using a compost bin.

Building and maintaining a compost pile is the surest, easiest way to become a better gardener. And it’s great for the environment.

Not only will you be producing the best possible food for your garden, but by watching leaves, eggshells, orange rinds, and grass clippings become transformed into rich compost filled with earthworms and other soil creatures, you'll help re-use resources that you might otherwise throw away. Check out dozens of different kinds of compost bin models offered to Tomato Dirt readers from our friends at Gardener’s Supply – and choose the one that works best for you.

More Tips for Fertilizing Tomatoes

How and When to Fertilize Tomato Plants Organic and Inorganic Tomato Fertilizer: Advantages and Disadvantages Epsom Salts: a Natural Fertilizer for Tomatoes Will this Tomato Fertilizer Work for You?

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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