[tomato] Questions about soil

Tantrika (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Sat, 03 Jul 1999 09:54:30 -0700

I've heard, and seen, that planting tomatoes or peppers over and over again
in the same area eventually makes that bed unuseable for planting tomatoes
or peppers again in that soil after a few years.  So my questions are, what
exactly does it 1. take out or 2. put in that makes the soil bad, and what
would be an addenda to the soil to lengthen or re-nourish it?  I do try to
roatate the crops around but next year is gonna be hard because most of my
beds have peppers and tomatoes in them (goin for salsa! and sauces!), and I
want to be able to plant peppers and tomatoes next year as well!  So short
of depriving myself of an abundant harvest of my favorite veggies next
year, what is an alternative?

Additionally I have three beds that are the most suited for both tomatoes
and peppers because they get the most sun and heat.  So I would probably
want to use them yearly for those crops.