From out of left field - Diatomaceous Earth and Tomatoes
Hi All -
Our tomato garden is right next to our pool heater/filter here in So. Cal. and I've noticed that compared to the neighbors tomatoes, ours always does extremely well both in foliage and fruit production. I add very little other than bone meal at planting time, and light Miracle Grow once a week when watering.
I'm wondering if this has anything to to with the pool guy cleaning the filter in winter (when the garden is empty) including washing out all the considerable used diatomaceous earth into the garden of which I turn over in the soil before planting. Btw, I've also been fortunate enough to have very little in the way of problems disease wise (possibly due to the additional calcium).
Any thoughts or have I just been lucky?
Good growin' to you -
Will and the Furry Ones in Orange County