tomatoes need help - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sshipp3571
July 13, 2009
have some tomato plants which are suffering from stunted growing and spiny stems. I believe it is a problem with the soil. Considering getting some horse manure to help with the situation. Does that seem adequate?

Answer from NGA
July 13, 2009


Manure applied during mid summer will provide some nutrients to the soil but for a real improvement, plan on digging the manure into the soil at the end of the season to help enrich your soil. Next spring you can add 3-4 inches of compost or manure and dig it into the soil prior to planting. This will improve the soil and help next year's plants thrive. Best wishes with your tomatoes!

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