Tomato Culture Questions
I have 4 questions:
- Anyone using hydroponic fertilizer on their tomato seedlings? I noticed that in the heirloom tomato book by Amy Goldman that she gives this to her plants at the time of first transplant because organic ferts do not have enough phosphorus. Anyone with experience on this?
2) Mulch-plastic or organic (hay, etc)? I usually drip irrigate and I thought about putting the drip tape under the plastic mulch. But this seems like a bit of a hassle. My plants will be on the south side of the house where it can get blazing hot in summer. I was thinking the plastic may keep the soil too warm. s this true?
30 I tend to be very conservative about when I plant my toms. I keep potting them up until I am absolutely sure there will not be a frost (here that's after around May 15th. I have to leave town for a week and thought of planting them a little earlier under row covers ( they are now being hardened off). Think this might work? and finally
4)why do the tomatoes I get from Burpee always have almost blue green leaves? I hedge my bets each year and buy a few from them. Thanks all