Here is Hjordis' Prescription for the BEST results from your Tomato Plants:
Buy the plants about 8" tall.
Prepare by making a generous mixture of 50/50 epsom salts and sugar in one mixing bowl, and in a gallon milk jug, mix a quarter cup of Fish Emulsion with water.
Prepare your LARGEST tubs, one for each tomato plant.
Dig your hole a little bit horizontally, because you are going to lay the plant in on its side, pulling off the lower leaves, and leaving the top four above ground. This will establish one heck of a root system.
When the hole is dug, sprinkle about half a cup of the epsom salts/sugar along the bottom of the hole,
Bury your tomato up to its ears, and water in with the fish emulsion/water mixture.
Give full sun.
Use the Fish Emulsion once a week.
(Miracle Grow will give you Tomato trees the size of the mighty oak with NO flowers)
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