i have used epson salt the last few years and my beans looked great ,mix it in a gallon of water and spray the garden with it also pray at the bottom of the plants
You are doing the right thing, Kevin! Epsom salt is not “salt” but a mineral compound, a good proportion of which is magnesium. This is good for seed germination, foliage, and absorption of minerals. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!
I've never tried planting more than one tomato in a hole, Dane, and I haven't heard anyone talk about it.
Has anyone here planted more than one tomato plant in a hole? If so, how did it go?
We've got a hunch that while it may work—that is, the plants might thrive and produce—we wouldn't want to risk failure. And that come in many forms:
• if one plant gets infected with a disease, the others are more vulnerable, too.
• it night be difficuly to support each stem adequately.
• The roots will be crowded.
And we could go on. With the growing season short and harvest anticipation high, we just do not want to do anything that would cause the plants not to produce as expected. If you try it, let us know how it works out!
This advice is RIGHT ON! Years ago, I planted tomatoes (roots at a 90 degree angle) & they did EXTREMELY well! I didn't "know" about planting in a circle but I'd do it! Makes so much sense.
I use a variation on planting in a circle, and it works great. Make
holes all around the sides of a bucket, usually two rows of them near the middle and bottom. Bury bucket, then plant tomatoes with roots almost touching the bucket - I put 4 or 5 plants around it. Put a lump of fertilizer in the bucket.Water the plants by filling the bucket with water.It drains out slowly,and fertilizes the plants. Works great,I get 6 foot tall plants,loads of fruit.
A friend told me about planting tomatoes like this. I tried it this spring and had an abundance of tomatoes-better boy variety.
I had planted tomatoes in the traditional way for the past 9 years and always ended up with lots of tomatoes that were useless due to blossom end rot. This year I had absolutely no wasted tomatoes!
plant marigolds in an around your graden plants the catipillar an grass hoppers hate them an rabbits don't like them much either we plant them completely around the garden plus all through it also we aint seen a bug yet that would touch a maigold or go near one.