Growing the Very Best Tomato Plants

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Home grown tomato plants offer the very best flavor

Tomato plants are one of the most popular plants grown in gardens each year. Those who love gardening have dreams of growing firm, juicy red, aromatic sweet tomatoes with perfection.

It is difficult to grow the perfect tasting tomatoes in your garden, and requires constant observation and care. Many people will agree with this statement- “the taste of home garden tomatoes are far better than the ones from the grocery stores”.

Home grown tomatoes are fresh, juicy and exceptionally delicious with a pinch of sweetness. According to research, there are approximately 700 different varieties of tomatoes.

-Here are some tricks that will increase your harvest this season-

Eggshells and how they help your tomato plants


Ever seen tomato plants with tinting brown dying leaves? This is caused by the lack of calcium in your soil. The first aid for your tomato plants is eggshells. Re=purpose your egg shells by utilizing them in your garden or container soil. Eggshells contain loads of calcium, and will slowly release this into your garden soil.


Epsom Salt


Epsom salt can be utilized by increasing the overall flavor of your tomatoes. The salt is essentially a Magnesium Sulphate compound which has a number of benefits for your hungry tomato plants. Start by adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of epsom salt to the hole that you have dug for your plants.


Baking Soda


Another important trick for your tomatoes is using baking soda around the base of the plant. When you use baking soda, this will reduce the amount of acidity in your soil, and can also help combat negative effects brought on by black walnut trees.


Aspirin and how it can help your tomato plants


Scientists claim that feeding your tomato plants aspirin can help keep your tomato plants healthy. Feeding your plants this medicine will help ward off diseases and will boost yields. We advise to spray your plants  with a watered down solution, or to soak the seeds in an aspirin liquid before sowing.


Bone Meal

Bone meal is used in providing calcium to your tomato plants. Considered an organic fertilizer for the tomatoes and is a form of phosphorus. Remember calcium helps your tomatoes taste much sweeter!


Kelp Meal and how it can help your tomato plants

Kelp meal adds micro nutrients to your soil, and vitamins to help increase the growth of your plants. By doing this it can increase your soil structure. Kelp grows in the oceans along the shores. By using kelp meal, you can safeguard your plants from extreme cold or extreme heat . It simply makes the plants healthier and much stronger.


Used Coffee Grounds


Coffee grounds when used correctly, can help create a healthy rich compost type soil. Try adding used coffee grounds to your compost pile in the fall, along with dead leaves, and grass clippings. Over the winter these materials will break down, and create one of the best soil conditions.

Never add coffee grounds straight into your garden soil, this will increase your acidity thus giving you a negative result. When in doubt, test your soil and see what the pH levels are before adding anything.