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[Tomato Dirt] Are They Hungry Yet? When to Fertilize Tomato Plants
June 17, 2014
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
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Find out more about fertilizing tomatoes so you can have healthy, productive fruit all season long.
And check out other options for feeding tomatoes on our Fertilizing Tomatoes Pinterest board.
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To do so, pull away mulch about 4-6 inches away from the base of the tomato plant. Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons fertilizer around the drip line of the plant. Do not allow the fertilizer to touch the plant, or it will burn the leaves and stems. Use a garden hand tool (like a cultivator) to gently work fertilizer into the soil. Do not penetrate soil too deeply or you will disturb the plant’s root system.
Water the tomato plant to allow fertilizer to begin absorption into the soil. Replace the mulch around the base of the plant.
About one pound of granular fertilizer will be enough to side-dress 10 tomato plants.
Learn more good ways to use tomato fertilizer to get the best tomato production.
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|Different Kinds of Tomato Fertilizer
|Organic and Inorganic Tomato Fertilizer: Advantages and Disadvantages of Each
|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!