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.....tomatoes until this year. EVERY indeterminate that I've grown in the past has grown into a space consuming jungle of vegetation.....a LOT of "fruit", but at a "price", having limited space. So this year, I decided to try Phoenix tomato seeds......plant, harvest, pull, repeat. So far, I am VERY pleased with the decision. The plants are strong stalked and do not "ramble" in every direction.......Hopefully the taste will make it a staple in my garden.
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.....tomatoes until this year. EVERY indeterminate that I've grown in the past has grown into a space consuming jungle of vegetation.....a LOT of "fruit", but at a "price", having limited space. So this year, I decided to try Phoenix tomato seeds......plant, harvest, pull, repeat. So far, I am VERY pleased with the decision. The plants are strong stalked and do not "ramble" in every direction.......Hopefully the taste will make it a staple in my garden.View attachment 53140
If you really want a bumper crop use "EPSON SALT" you can order it via Amazon and believe me you'll have a bumper crop /Larger toms and very tasty. Plus you've to many leaves on that plant, tie the tomatoe cluster and not the stem, the wieght is the toms and not the stem,
Give the Epsom a try you'll be glad you did read up on google toms and EPSON SALT.
Good luck with your crop.
 
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Epsom salts can be purchased at most grocery stores, all pharmacies, and even Wal-Mart. I use them for my roses, but haven't thought to add it to the tomatoes.
I don't remove leaves from our tomatoes--we are in a very warm climate and the leaves help keep the tomatoes from getting sun scald.
David, those are very handsome tomatoes on a lovely plant! Phoenix is on my "to buy" seed list for next year!
 
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If you really want a bumper crop use "EPSON SALT" you can order it via Amazon and believe me you'll have a bumper crop /Larger toms and very tasty. Plus you've to many leaves on that plant, tie the tomatoe cluster and not the stem, the wieght is the toms and not the stem,
Give the Epsom a try you'll be glad you did read up on google toms and EPSON SALT.
Good luck with your crop.
If you use a large quantity of epsom salts on the roots of an unwanted plant, and cover it up with plastic, it will gradually kill the offending root. At the same time some of it it will seep into the surrounding soil and feed other plants nearby.
Don't overdose anything you want to keep ;)
 
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Epsom salts can be purchased at most grocery stores, all pharmacies, and even Wal-Mart. I use them for my roses, but haven't thought to add it to the tomatoes.
I don't remove leaves from our tomatoes--we are in a very warm climate and the leaves help keep the tomatoes from getting sun scald.
David, those are very handsome tomatoes on a lovely plant! Phoenix is on my "to buy" seed list for next year!
Hi and a good morning to you,
I did say in one of my blogs that the french do things a little different in some ways and here's one they do ref tomatoe plants ref sun & rain,
when they plant out the toms they have a roof idea over the tomatoes to both keep the rain off the toms and it acts as a sun shade,
when you think about it you dont see tomatoes growing indoors with all thoses leaves !!! the tomatoes are almost without leaves.

Hope this may help.
 
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If you use a large quantity of epsom salts on the roots of an unwanted plant, and cover it up with plastic, it will gradually kill the offending root. At the same time some of it it will seep into the surrounding soil and feed other plants nearby.
Don't overdose anything you want to keep ;)
Hi Tetter, the same thing works for rotting down old tree trunks, just drill a few holes and fill with water first let it soak in and then apply (fill the drilled holes) with the salt. And when the trunks gone have a good Wake with plenty of what you like (mines red wine) cheers(y)
 
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Epson salts is simply magnesium in the final analysis. It has no merit unless there is shortage of magnesium, seldom encountered.










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Epson salts is simply magnesium in the final analysis. It has no merit unless there is shortage of magnesium, seldom encountered.
Not true here at all. Major issue actually, contributing to soil acidity due to its abscence via leaching. But epsom is magnesium sulphate, and its the sulphur we do not need in as much abundance, so dolomite lime is a better choice here, with fertilizer containing a smaller amount of sulphur.
 
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Epson salts is simply magnesium in the final analysis. It has no merit unless there is shortage of magnesium, seldom encountered.











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The magnesium gives a boost to alliums, but the sulphur also raises the levels of beneficial compounds and the pungency, of onions, garlic and leeks.
 
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I've always heard that Epsom salt placed at the bottom of the hole, with a layer of dirt between it and the roots of the mater plant, is supposed to be a surefire way of killing nematodes
 
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Nope. You could use shrimp meal, because the various bacteria and fungi that would consume the chitin in the shrimp shell would love to get their enzymes on the chitin of a nematode skin. They say everything tastes better when it is fresh. Another deep way is sugar, but that is more of a feed it all and increase the competition route I suspect. Nema go too deep to get to them, but they do not move to far per season either. I can suppress them but still see RKN evidence at the end of the season. I have not tried the anti-nematode nematodes or anything else since my thyme oil trial. I tilled it in again this year.
 
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"Busting the Epsom Salt Myths"........(and like Abraham Lincoln once said, "You can always believe what you read on the internet".
 
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I have even used whole eggs, where amino acids from the protein are useful after they are broken down. While the eggs disappear over the course of the season, they are not immediately useful, which is off the point of what I want in the intitial planting hole.
 

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