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Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it and a lot of other information about caring for tomato plants

Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it and a lot of other information about caring for tomato plants

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. Theyll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. Theyll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.

Make Your Own Handy Potting Soil Scoop - A handy potting soil scoop can be made from a half-gallon milk jug. Just trace the design you want and cut it out with scissors or a utility knife.

Make Your Own Handy Potting Soil Scoop - A handy potting soil scoop can be made from a half-gallon milk jug. Just trace the design you want and cut it out with scissors or a utility knife.

To prevent beetles and other insects from destroying your tomatoes, create a mixture of one gallon of water, six drops of liquid soap, and two tablespoons of crushed hot red pepper powder. Spray this solution on your plants weekly.

Using Red Pepper to Protect Tomato Plants

To prevent beetles and other insects from destroying your tomatoes, create a mixture of one gallon of water, six drops of liquid soap, and two tablespoons of crushed hot red pepper powder. Spray this solution on your plants weekly.

Re-grow Romaine Lettuce Hearts – just cut, place in water, and watch them grow back in days… REALLY!?

Re-grow Romaine Lettuce Hearts – just cut, place in water, and watch them grow back in days… REALLY!?

Do your tomato plants grow huge and out of control each year? Do they flop over, get taken over by disease or overwhelm parts of your garden? Do you want bigger tomatoes earlier in the season? If you answered yes to any of these questions then pruning your tomatoes should be on your garden task list this season.

How to Prune Your Tomato Plants

Do your tomato plants grow huge and out of control each year? Do they flop over, get taken over by disease or overwhelm parts of your garden? Do you want bigger tomatoes earlier in the season? If you answered yes to any of these questions then pruning your tomatoes should be on your garden task list this season.

Five steps to growing blueberries.....includes early pruning. I'm glad I read this!

Five steps to growing blueberries.....includes early pruning. I'm glad I read this!

One of the best articles on natural garden pest and weed control I've read- all right from your kitchen!

One of the best articles on natural garden pest and weed control I've read- all right from your kitchen!

Worlds most perfect fertilizer   pesticide is epsom salt. This is so true- every other week- 1 gallon of water, 1 TBSP of miracle grow and 3 TBSP of epsom salt- I promise a great garden all season.

Worlds most perfect fertilizer pesticide is epsom salt. This is so true- every other week- 1 gallon of water, 1 TBSP of miracle grow and 3 TBSP of epsom salt- I promise a great garden all season.

give your tomatoes a newspaper collar to keep cutworms away

Get Your Tomatoes off to a Perfect Start

Tomato Blossom End Rot - How to prevent it. A Frugal Garden tip that isn't included in the article is using Aspirin – Dissolve 3/4 of an uncoated asprin tablet in 1 gallon of water. Spray plants ever 2-3 weeks with the mixture to prevent fungus problems, including powdery mildew and black spot. It’s also been found to help some plants yield more fruit than using commercial fertilizers.

Tomato Blossom End Rot - How to prevent it. A Frugal Garden tip that isn't included in the article is using Aspirin – Dissolve 3/4 of an uncoated asprin tablet in 1 gallon of water. Spray plants ever 2-3 weeks with the mixture to prevent fungus problems, including powdery mildew and black spot. It’s also been found to help some plants yield more fruit than using commercial fertilizers.

Really interesting way to separate your plants! Check out this cinderblock garden! #growyourown

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