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[Tomato Dirt #275] Dig in the dirt! FAQs about preparing soil for tomatoes
February 09, 2023

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 13, Number 3

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A couple times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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FEATURE: Dig in the dirt! FAQs about Preparing Soil for Tomatoes

You’ve chosen a spot to grow tomatoes.

Or you have a garden plot from last year and now you’re preparing soil for tomatoes (and maybe some other crops, too.)

But you’ve got some questions. And Tomato Dirt has plenty of answers!

Q. When should I start preparing soil for tomatoes?

You can start preparing your garden for tomatoes as soon as last season’s crop is spent … or you can wait until the winter winds and cold are past …

(Keep reading)

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More about Preparing Your Garden

3 Ways to Prepare Your Garden For Spring How to Take a Soil Test in Your Home Garden Pick the Best Home Garden Spot for Tomatoes How to Plan a Garden Layout

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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