Good morning and welcome to the Ozark Natural Foods Farm & Garden blog. My name is Barry and this week I am proud to mention another wonderful product from our friends at Nitron. They have developed something very special with their Tomato Booster. We carry pints and quarts at the very low price of $11.49 a pint or $17.99 a quart. This product is an all natural tomato stimulant that will increase production, prevent yellowing, work on all tomatoes, is easy to use, will not burn, and is chemical free. The mixing ratio and application method is really easy. All you do is apply 1 ounce of tomato booster mixed with 1 quart of water every two weeks during the growing season. Here’s a cool article about this from http://www.gardeniq.com/store/product/Tomato-Booster,155,93.aspx:
Tomato Booster is the key to growing spectacular tomato plants!
Anyone who has bitten into a home-grown, vine-ripened tomato understands the rewards of gardening tomatoes. Tomato plants are easy to grow and just a few plants will provide enough fruit for your entire family. Because they thrive in the summer heat, they are the favorite summer vegetable in gardens across the country.
The variety of tomato plants available makes gardening tomatoes an adventure in colors, sizes, and flavors. No matter which varieties you chose to grow, GardenIQ’s Tomato Booster will bring out the best in your tomatoes. Tomato Booster extends the life of your tomato plants, intensifies the color, and increases the flavor. If you are looking for the top tomato growing tip, GardenIQ’s Tomato Booster is it.
How it Works
Tomato Booster is an all natural formula made up of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, catalytic enzymes, seaweed extract, fish emulsion, trace elements, and natural growth regulators. Tomato Booster helps produce incredible yields and strong vibrant plants. Here is what world renowned Master Gardener Frank Finger had to say about Tomato Booster: “If you do one thing for your tomatoes this year, make sure to use Tomato Booster.”
Application: One ounce per quart of water, every other week. Use Nitron A-35 during the off weeks for ultimate results!
Why Natural is Better
With so many chemical fertilizers and pesticides readily available, it may be tempting to reach for one as an easy fix to tomato plant problems. However, there are many natural products that are just as effective and much safer for your entire family. As more people begin to understand the dangers of chemical fertilizers, particularly on children, they are making the wise choice to go organic.
Most chemical fertilizers contain nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, three nutrients plants need to survive. However, tomato plants need much more than these three. Many of the nutrients they need are already present in the soil. When synthetic fertilizers combine with soil, they overload the tomato plant and cause it to become imbalanced. Tomato plants treated with artificial fertilizers appear to be healthy and abundant, but on the inside the tissues are watery, the protein quality is depleted, and they are more susceptible to disease.
Chemical fertilizers are made from non-renewable resources and petroleum products. This practice is completely unsustainable and contributes to the growing number of concerns on the environment. After the soil is treated with synthetic fertilizers, contaminants remain in the soil and can become poisonous. Over time, fertilizers become less affective and eventually leave the soil depleted.
More on Growing Tomato Plants
With just a few tips, you can grow tomatoes like a pro!
- Soil: As with most plants, a rich, loose, well drained soil will give your tomatoes their best start. Supplement your soil with compost before you plant, which will provide the phosphorus your tomato plants need for flowering and fruiting. Potassium is important for strong stems.
- Planting: Tomato plants like warm soil, so wait until spring weather warms the soil to 60 degrees or higher. Plant your tomatoes nice and deep: about 4-5 inches in the ground, covering most of the stem. If the soil is warm later in the season or the climate is dry, soil below 6 inches deep will help the tomatoes through the hot summer. Space your plants 1-3 feet apart and leave 3 feet between rows.
- Care: Tomatoes love moisture, so water them well! Once the soil reaches above 65 degrees, surround the established plants with a mulch of straw, grass clippings, or composted leaves. If you have good soil, Tomato Booster is all you need to add for the rest of the season for brilliant tomatoes. Most experienced gardeners pick off the first flowers to ensure the plant establishes roots and foliage before devoting too much energy into forming fruit.
So, if you’ve got tomatoes growing, it’s not too late to help them get better. Nitron’s tomato booster is an excellent way to give your plants what they need in a wonderful, organic way. Good gardening!