Treating the Soil to Prevent Tomato Blight

What can you put in the planting holes for tomatoes to prevent blight?

Hardiness Zone: 7a

By Kyra from Bristol, TN

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July 15, 20100 found this helpful

At the end of the growing season, after I have removed the plants from the garden, I scatter a bale of straw on top of the garden and set it on fire. It sterilizes the soil so this year's diseases won't affect next year's plants.

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July 19, 20100 found this helpful

When you plant, they need some blood meal. Then as the season goes on and blossoms show up, quickly get the espom salts into the soil. Buy the package and read the directions on it for tomatoes. The soil needs magnesium sulfate (ES) to make good blossoms. Not just tomatoes, all things that blossoms are better with ES.

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