Because of its vitamin A content and its versatility in the kitchen, tomatoes are favored by many people. Having one in the backyard garden where you can easily have what you need in the kitchen and be assured it is free from harmful fertilizers and pesticides is now a trend. The following ideas will show you how to make an organic tomato garden.
First, have a compost area or a bin where you can make your own compost. From the kitchen waste, paper products, and garden waste compost can be produced. This helps in "fattening" or fertilizing your soil. Your compost must have some nitrogen and carbon rich ingredients. Some of the "greens" rich in nitrogen are urine mixed with water (20:1),grass cuttings, nettles, comfrey leaves, raw vegetable peeling, used tea bags and leaves, used ground coffee, and manure of herbivores and chicken. It's not recommended to use bat guano and urea in your organic garden.
For carbon rich ingredients, include wood sawing, sawdust, paper products and cardboards, and beddings from vegetarian pets like guinea pigs and rabbits. You can add crushed egg shells, and some wood ash in your compost heap hair. Next, make your own organic insecticide and aphid spray. Soak one to two cups chopped or minced tomato leaves in two cups water for aphids. You can leave this overnight. The following day, strain and place the liquid in a spray bottle. Add one to two cups plain water and you are ready to use it.
Spray it on the underside of the tomato leaves where aphids thrive. For other insects, finely mince three to four cloves of garlic and add two teaspoons mineral oil. Add some liquid dish soap and let it steep for a day. Use this also as a spray. Garlic contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents. Do a test first on your future tomato leaves and observe. Dilute with water and test again until the leaves remain green if the leaves turn yellowish after two days.
When your compost is ready, then you're also ready to transfer it to your garden sight. Choose a sunny plot for your organic tomatoes. Make use of your basic garden tools when working now in your garden such as spade, hoe, manure fork and compost fork, trowel, transplanter, and a lot more. Remember to wear your garden gloves. Purchase quality seeds and plant in seed boxes. Then, transfer it when the seedlings can be transplanted. You'll learn to master making your own tomato garden as you work on it. The product is worth all the plans you have realized.
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