[Market-farming] RE: Going Squanto

Alliums garlicgrower at green-logic.com
Tue May 24 12:23:05 EDT 2005

Hi, Folks!

If I had a limited supply of fish parts, I'd use them on alliums or
cucurbits rather than tomatoes -- they need the nitrogen more.

I start my tomatoes in a potting soil/worm castings/crushed eggshell mix.
Worm castings really inspire heirloom tomato seedling to grow fast! I then
add more eggshells to the planting hole and mulch heavily with straw after
June 1 (when slug breeding season is over) to keep soil diseases from
splashing up.  To keep blossom end rot away (unless you have a resistant
variety, but with all I'm asked to grow for SSE, that's not always in the
cards), you can't add too many eggshells.

Dorene Pasekoff, Coordinator
St. John's United Church of Christ Organic Community Garden and Labyrinth

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St. John's United Church of Christ, 315 Gay Street, Phoenixville, PA  19460

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