Tomato Plants in Straw?

Answer Mulching tomato plants with straw has many benefits, such as reduced weed growth and moisture loss. Straw mulch does have some drawbacks when used improperly. Use the right kind of straw, and don't... Read More »

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Can you use pine straw for tomato plant mulch?

Pine straw is commonly used as mulch for tomato plants. Mulch reduces weed growth and conserves soil moisture. Pine straw mulch protects the tomato plants' roots from sun scorch when they grow too ... Read More »

How many tomato plants will Tomato-tone fertilize?

When using Tomato-tone, an organic patented plant food, the recommendation is to apply 3 lbs. per 50 square feet. As vine tomatoes require on average 1 square foot per plant, this would effectivel... Read More »

How many tomato plants will a Tomato-tone fertilize?

One 4-lb. bag of Tomato-tone will fertilize four tomato plants. Mix 3 tbsp. of Tomato-tone per plant into the soil, plant, then feed each tomato plant 3 tbsp. of Tomato-tone after 10 to 14 days. Fe... Read More »

What Keeps Tomato Worms Off of Your Tomato Plants?

Many pests afflict tomato plants and confound gardeners, professional and amateur alike. Tomato worms are some of the most common and most destructive of these pests. Fortunately, they are easily c... Read More »