Grow 8 Foot High Tomatoes

Do your tomatoes grow eight feet high?  A second year garden using just organic techniques has been able to grow tomato plants eight feet high.  The plants were set outside on May 18th and have now already reached over 8 feet. The gardeners secret was adding ten wheelbarrows full of rich compost.  The garden uses wheat straw as a mulch for his garden to keep the moisture in the ground and to control weeds.  The gardener also uses a compost tea that he sprays on the plants to keep insects at bay as the mixture provides a waxy protective coating.  To deal with the huge tomato plants he needed to build a twelve foot high scaffold and will need to harvest his plants with a ladder this year.  Read more…

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