The Great Tomato Growing Experiment
Remember plstqd telling us about fish heads and aspirin?
"This is my second time planting using the instructions from some fellow in Scottsdale, where you dig a deep hole and add a fish head, an eggshell, a couple of aspirin and a handful of bonemeal. My plants were going great guns last year using this method until the frost nipped the tips off, so I have high hopes again for this year."
So - - the experiment is on. I have 4 of the same variety, Cherokee Purple and two beds side by side. Today I planted them (the larger of the beds also has a Black Cherry plant) so this is as close to being a perfect experiment set up as I can get it. The right-hand bed got fish heads (actually one-half head each. They were salmon and huge), 2 aspirin, a couple of well crushed egg shells and a handful of bone meal.
I love a good experiment.
I hope that most of the tomatoes you folks picked up from me are managing, it's time to get them in the ground if you have not already. My Silvery Fir Tree is setting fruit and many other plants have flowers setting. Pagancat, I read your email that the Silvery Fir Tree didn't make it and the very next email I opened was from someone who said the SFT was doing the best of all. Who knows?? Let the growing begin!!