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Rosesfirst

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Homemade Tomato Plant Food
« on: May 20, 2010, 12:02:56 AM »

This is an old Jerry Baker recipe.

3 cups compost or mulch or soil
1/2 cup epsom salts
1 Tbsp. baking soda
1/2 cup powdered milk
Mix all in a bucket. Put a hand full in the hole dug for the tomato plant.
Or sprinkle around plant stem and then water around the plant.
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Re: Homemade Tomato Plant Food
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010, 10:18:29 AM »

Have you tried it? How does it work?
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Re: Homemade Tomato Plant Food
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 01:20:27 PM »

That sounds interesting.

I know DH has a book that suggest using the epsom salts to prevent bloom rot.
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Re: Homemade Tomato Plant Food
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010, 01:32:41 PM »

Jolly,No I haven't but I will try it on a few plants this year and report the results.
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Re: Homemade Tomato Plant Food
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 04:17:04 PM »

Thanks Roses. I was thinking I could do the same thing.  :yes
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Re: Homemade Tomato Plant Food
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2010, 09:37:15 PM »

Did anyone give this a try?

I got a whole stack of the Jerry Baker books at a fleamarket a few weeks ago. So I laying them aside for winter reading.

but I was wondering if this had been tried and what the results might have been.
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Re: Homemade Tomato Plant Food
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2010, 10:10:23 PM »

I used the mix in the soil under all my tomatoes this year and they all did very well.
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Re: Homemade Tomato Plant Food
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2010, 10:21:11 PM »

Thanks,  I was wondering if you got to try it out.
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Re: Homemade Tomato Plant Food
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2010, 12:30:43 PM »

I remember my DFIL using epsom salts around his tomato plants and they always seem to do really well. I don't think he mixed anything else into though.

I hzc also read where powdered milk was good so a few years back I had some powdered milk that we didn't get around to using and was getting really old in the pantry and that's how we used it, side dressed around the tomato plants. Best I remember it seemed to help and that way the milk didn't go completely to waste!

Maybe I can remember this and try it this year when we plant. Thanks Roses!
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