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planting tomatoes in straw
It is easy. Place a square of wet newspaper(no colored) on the ground about 2ftx2ft, sprinkle a couple tablespoons of organic food on the paper, cover with about 3 inches of top soil, than 3 inches of straw, repeat with 3 inches topsoil, repeat with straw and finish with topsoil. water good, than spread to put the plant in. You will need to water more often as it does have a tendency to dry out at least here in west TN. Ruth Stout wrote a book in the 50's about gardening this way. there is a book called lasagne gardening that goes in depth on this type of planting. you can use leaves in place of straw with equally good results. Hope this helps. GOD BLESS! Gloria