Different way to plant tomatoes
This morning I was on the Compost & Soil forum. There was a post about planting directly into a bag of commercial compost/manure and a video called Black Kow video. Very interesting. My daughter has Bermuda grass and would like to grow tomatoes, but cannot because of the Bermuda, and this seems a simple solution. I put the bag on cardboard and I think it would help.
Went to Lowe's, bought a bag of Greene County manure/compost for $1.34 and two tomato plants (which were beautiful) Big Boy and Park's Whopper. Instructions say to make about 15 holes in the back of the bag, turn bag over, then make two x's and peel back the plastic. I put 1 Tablespoon of Epsom salts in each hole and stirred it up, then put in the tomatoes. Instructions said to use water soluble fert in the tomato hole so I used fish emulsion, 1 Tab/gallon. I did reinforce the sides of the planting hole with strapping tape.
You are supposed to support these two toms with one cage in the middle, but I just know it's going to take two big wire cages.
So we shall see. I was just saying I wish I had more tomatoes to can this year. Hope it works. I'll try to transfer the link below, and hope that works.