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TOMATOES

There are many varieties of Tomatoes. Do the research and make sure the plants fit the needs and will grow in the planted environment. Tomatoes LOVE being in the sunlight so make sure they are getting adequate sun daily. Plant them a little deeper than they come in the pot, all the way up to the top few leaves. This helps them develop stronger roots.

 

Best Directions

To create a good potting soil mix, combine a blend of organic and inorganic mediums. Inorganic ingredients like rice hulls (replaces perlite, vermiculite) and sand create good drainage.

 

Organic materials like compost, loam, and coconut coir (replaces peat moss) provide support and nutrients. One option is to simply combine equal parts Kristy K Organics Coconut Coir, Kristy K Organics Compost, Kristy K Organics Rice Hulls and Kristy K Organics Potting Soil. Or use equal parts of Kristy K Organics Coconut Coir, Kristy K Organics Compost, Kristy K Organics Rice Hulls, and loamy garden soil.

 

Converted to % or parts

1 part Kristy K Organics Coconut Coir

1 part Kristy K Organics Compost

1 part Kristy K Organics Rice Hulls

1 part Kristy K Organics Potting Soil Mix

 

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1 part Kristy K Organics Coconut Coir

1 part Kristy K Organics Compost

1 part Kristy K Organics Rice Hulls

1 part loamy garden soil

 

Grow Bag: Growing bags make the perfect, easy growing medium for greenhouse tomatoes and outdoor tomatoes.

 

Size: Nowadays most grow bags are around 35 to 40 liters capacity. This is the bare minimum for growing tomatoes successfully.

 

Coconut Coir/ Perlite/ Sand: Coconut coir is biodegradable, but it biodegrades slowly, more slowly than regular rice hulls and other organic matters. It is a naturally weed free and soil free product that smells good and helps improve soil structure.

Improves water holding capacity. It helps the soil retain nutrients so that it is available to the plants.