Tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by johnszymczak
February 28, 2010
I had a poor crop last year what can I do with the soil to help the plants?


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Answer from NGA
February 28, 2010

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Tomatoes can sometimes develop diseases and the pathogens are soilborne so I'd strongly suggest planting your tomatoes in a different garden spot this year. Prior to planting, spread a 4-5" layer of organic matter over the top of the bed and dig it in to a depth of 8-10 inches. The compost or aged manure will loosen the soil and help add nutrients. Level the soil and plant your tomatoes. Be sure to plant disease resistant varieties so you won't have problems later in the summer. Best wishes with your tomatoes!

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