Fw: [tomato] Nuking soils.

Orchid (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Fri, 5 Mar 1999 21:20:11 -0500

-----Original Message-----
From: Orchid <orchid@ispchannel.com>
To: Tomato@GlobalGarden.com <Tomato@GlobalGarden.com>
Date: Friday, March 05, 1999 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: [tomato] Nuking soils.

>Paul, you recommend a 10-20-10 mixed with manure ( I assume composted
>manure).  Can the same result be done by mixing in liquid (dare I use the
>word) Miracle-gro?  Also, many posts say using chemical fertilizers kills,
>or ruins the results of mycorrhizae. Is this true?  And my last blastphamus
>question is:  Have you heard, or have you any experience with SUPERTHRIVE
>liquid nutrition additive.  It is not a fertilizer, but an additive.  Their
>ads are like snake oil, but my searches found many discussion groups and
>many people using them on orchids & Carnivorous plants.  It also supposedly
>stimulates root growth & vigor.
>One last thing......no one ever discusses planting tomatoes in containers
>vertical hangers.  Is there an organic method for this, or is liquid
>fertilizer still the way to go.
>I enjoy reading everyone's point of view.....then I form my own opinions.
>Pete, Zone 10, South Florida
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Paul Reynolds <preynold@swbell.net>
>To: Tomato Digest <Tomato@GlobalGarden.com>
>Date: Friday, March 05, 1999 12:13 PM
>Subject: [tomato] Nuking soils.
>>Nuking is a good idea to control all sorts of pests.  However, the
>>preferable method, in my opinion, would be the oven or an autoclave.  I
>>really don't know if a microwave would have an adverse affect, but, I'm
>>from the old school, before the advent of microwaves,  where we used
>>heat from the stove or an autoclave.
>>Also, one of the best combinations I've found for my tomatoes is mixing
>>a bit of 10-20-10 with my manure.  The manure will help ensure that the
>>chemical fertilizer is not lost to the environment and if added in a
>>small amount, a cup of 10-20-10 to 5 gallons of manure, there isn't any
>>harm to be done.  Most of my experience is with transplanting and I
>>usually dig a post hole, put in the manure and ferti. mix then cover
>>with a few inches of soil and place the plant over that.  Takes a bit
>>for the plants to take off, but, once they do you won't be able to keep
>>up with them.  The blooms are numerous as well.