2 shockingly cheap ways to fertilize your tomato plants like a pro

Written by Melina Ann

You too can fertilize your tomato plants like a pro.

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Spring is finally here! The winter snow has melted and my bulbs are starting to sprout green leaves in preparation of flowers. That means garden time!

I am planting my garden in a raised bed this year. The usual cucumbers, potatoes, broccoli, peppers, and tomatoes are just some of the things that we will be enjoying fresh this summer. Last year I found a great way to fertilize my tomato plants. I had the biggest juiciest tomatoes. YUM! Here are my tricks to fertilize your tomatoes like a professional.

Mmmm! Juicy tomato!

Egg Shells – Keep your egg shells! I boil eggs for breakfast, lunches, dinner. I use eggs for baking. Every eggshell is kept and goes into my garden as fertilizer for tomatoes. Crunch them up and put them in a baggy. Keep them in the freezer all year until you are ready to plant.

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Coffee and Tea Grounds – My household drinks tea all day long. Also, we love our coffee. Make sure to keep all of your coffee and tea grounds for your garden.

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After you dig the hole for your tomato plants mix the egg shells with the coffee and/or tea grounds and dump in the bottom. Stir your concoction up for a minute and then plant your tomatoes like normal. Make sure to fertilize your plants on a regular basis throughout the summer using Miracle Grow or any other brand that you trust. Combined with your in ground homemade fertilizer your tomatoes will be bigger than ever.

Tip: I like to take a 20 ounce soda bottle, poke holes in it, and bury it next to my plants. This way I can water and fertilize the roots down deep. Tomato plants love their water.

Have any fertilizing tips or tricks for the garden? Message me and let me know.

Check out my other DIY videos on YouTube.




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