Tomato Clinic

Gardening Tips — By on July 1, 2009 8:00 AM

* If your tomato plants leaves are turning purplish, it might have phosphorus deficiency. Carefully work in some bone meal around the plant.

* If your tomato plant has green-blue curled leaves and few blossoms it might need copper. Work in a small amount of manure compost, saw dust, or grass clippings to remedy.

* If the leaves are yellow, brittle and curled, that might indicate magnesium deficiency. Epsom salt or limestone will remedy this problem. Just work it into the soil and water.

* Stems that are too woody (hard and not pliable) and leaves that are yellow may indicate a calcium deficiency. Wood ash or bone meal, in small amounts, will work.

One tomato grower’s secret I read recently was to spray a weekly dose of liquid seaweed on your tomato plants. The leaves will look great, diseases are kept at bay and the yields will go way up.

HAVE FUN… There is nothing better than a home grown tomato, right from your garden.

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