Re: [tomato] Tomato Digest V1 #154

Byron.Bromley (
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 19:54:08 -0500


According to Readers Digest book of Organic Gardening by Geoff Hamilton 
the average plant needs the following to grow properly

Nitrogen 1.5%            Iron 0.01%
Phosphorus 0.15%         Zinc 0.002%
Potassium 1.5%           Copper 0.00006%
Magnesium 0.2%           Magaganese 0.005%
Calcium 0.5%             Boron  0.002%
Sulphur 0.1%             Molydbenum  0.00001%

Some plants require a little more or less nitrogen or a little 
more or less phosphorus than others. If all this is avaiable
should have no problem growing what you want. All of it is
avaiable in manure. With most commercial fertilizers you need to
add some magnesium.
As long as the soil is at the right pH plants will absorb all these
nutiments and give you the maximum growth and friut


From: Louis Mensing <>
Subject: Re: [tomato] Tomato Digest V1 #154
Date: Saturday, February 27, 1999 5:56 PM

-----Original Message-----
From: margaret lauterbach <>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, February 27, 1999 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: [tomato] Tomato Digest V1 #154

>  I have run searches for mycorrhiza, and nearly all of the
>sites that I've found are commercial sites selling it and talking it up. 
>guess I'll have to restrict my searches to .edu and see if there is any
>independent source (not that university ag professors are necessarily
>independent).  I would like to get info from someone who isn't profiting
>its sale.  I don't appreciate the nastiness here, either.  Margaret

Here are some sites for research:       on this site find the
and type in 'tomato'.  You will have to go to an agricultural library
however to find the Journals.   an overall view...not
specifically tomatoes

And no Chuck, the stuff isn't refined manure.

I really feel at a loss here.  If we only are going to 'talk' about
heirlooms,  then your list and about covers it
Chuck.   There's not much more to say.

Louis Mensing