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[Tomato Dirt #285] Use This 6-Step Checklist for Tomato Plant Care
June 15, 2023
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Slugs … deer … beetles. Or is it tomato rot or blight that’s attacking your crops?
Identifying the problem is the first step in finding an earth-friendly way to reduce — or even eliminate — the damage caused by garden pests and diseases.
Our friends at Gardener’s Supply have created a directory of garden pests to help you identify your gardener’s invaders.
And GS expert gardeners also has a helpful list of diseases to look out for, including more than 80 quick tutorials to show you what to do when your plants are under attack.
Here’s the dirt: Tomato Dirt’s long-standing Facebook page was recently hacked. For your safety and privacy, we closed it.
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Here’s the dirt: tomatoes are not a “plant-it-and-forget-it” crop.
But you needn’t hover over them, either. Instead, conduct a simple check on your tomato plants every day.
If you grow a single plant on your balcony or patio, then you stick your head out the door and give it a once-over. If you have several plants in a patch or veggie garden, then invest five minutes each day to wander through. Your daily garden tour will soothe your soul. And you’ll find and prevent tomato problems before they take hold.
Here’s what to look for… Keep reading)
You’ll be able to diagnose pest and disease problems using step by step priceless information, illustrated with 260 full color photos.
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Get more tips for growing tomatoes on our Tomato Growing Tips Pinterest board.
Organic fertilizer, soil booster, potting mix, soil test kits, compost recharger … check out all kinds of fertilizers and soil boosters with our good friends at Gardener’s Supply.
You can learn about all the different kinds of fertilizing and soil amendment gear you need for your containers.
As a side note … Gardener’s Supply donates 8% of their profits to home and garden improvement programs.
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