I have heard that tomato plants like an acidic soil. Is this right and if so how do I obtain this? Thanks.
By wilma from Rose City, MI
Tomatoes grow best in soil with a pH of 6.0 to 6.5 which is just a bit on the acid side. They grow fairly well down to 5.0 and up to 7.5
To raise the acidity of soil, you can mix in some peat moss.
You can buy tomato fertilizer that is with the Miracle Gro products, or you can buy Miracid and use it on tomatoes and on hydrangeas, rhodies, azaleas and evergreens.
It is also helpful to put 1T of Epsom salts and 1t of sulfur in the hole before you plant tomatoes.
I have read that epsom salt promotes blossem end rot in tomatoes