8 ways to improve the soil for the tomatoes

Gardeners specializing in the cultivation of tomatoes have something of alchemists, and are always looking for new recipes to get the most and best fruits of the tomato plant. Here we bring you 8 ways to improve the soil for tomatoes for your next crop can be “historical”. Goes and looks at these 8 products that you can use to increase your production, but first of all “common sense” it is better to err by defect than by excess in the use of any of them.

Some ideas are shocking but you never know and you always think that it costs nothing to try. Others are very logical and based on sound science or by tradition although maybe they can be something unrewarding but once more it doesn’t cost anything to try.

1.- Baking sodioc

It is recommended to sprinkle a bit of baking soda on the base of the plant so that the tomatoes are more sweet. The explanation is given by the effect of the bicarbonate to lower the acidity of the soil. I don’t know what to tell you, since then it does not cost anything to test to see how well it works, damage it certainly can’t do. To know that other uses can be given to the bicarbonate in the garden click here

2.- Offal of fish

We wrote a post about it not too long ago and since then has scientific basis. The remains of the fish that we consume in the house if we bury where we grow tomatoes will increase the rate of nutrients from the soil. It is convenient to freeze them previously to avoid bad smells.

3.- Epsom salts

The tomato plants tend to generally have a deficit of magnesium, so 1 or 2 teaspoons of these salts in the hole where we’re going to plant the tomato plant will do very well.

4.- Egg shells

They are a good way of raising the calcium content of the soil. And calcium is essential for the growth of the plant. It is also a good treatment against rot apical. You can use both when we planted tomatoes in the ground as in the pot. The more uses you can give egg shells here.

5.- Flour kelp

It is a type of seaweed very rich in micronutrients and trace elements. To be release slow is excellent for the cultivation of tomatoes. With a cup of flour of kelp per tomato plant is enough to keep them well-fed.

6.- Aspirin

2-3 tablets of aspirin in the hole where we’re going to plant the tomato plant are sufficient to prevent fungal diseases such as blight and increase the yield of the plant. Can also dissolve in water and spray the plant with this solution.

7.- Coffee grounds

Add them to the hole where we’re going to plant our tomato plant is another way of increasing the quality of the soil. Are the remains of plants that are rich in nutrients and improve soil permeability. More about coffee grounds in this article.

8.- Bone meal

This great known of the ecological agriculture is an excellent way to increase the amount of phosphorus from the soil. Phosphorus is essential to have a few tomatoes rich and healthy. With a handful or one cup of bone meal per plant is sufficient.

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