Re: [tomato] Questions about soil

Tantrika (
Sat, 03 Jul 1999 12:23:26 -0700

Thanks Thomas, then I should be ok for a while.  I have all organic soil in
my beds and have addended them every year with Llama and aged horse manure,
as well as giving the plantlings fish emulsion when I plant them and
occassionally throughout the season and organic blooming boost now and then
and I mulch them as well.  The soil is filled with worms, so I guess that's
a good sign :)

maybe all I really need to do is plant cover crops in the beds during the
fall :)  I'll look into getting some mycorrhiza...I did find out about a
soil conditioner that has crabmeat and seaweed which reduces acidity and is
a good substitute for lime, as well as being a nutrient fixer...I don't
think I need it currently though as my soil is pretty good :).

I have the same problems with them being slow (except for the lettuce and
arurgula and chard that is) because of weird weather as well.  

I was just wondering about potential *future* problems.

Thanks again!

At 11:07 AM 7/3/99 -0700, you wrote:
>That may be true in certain parts of the country, but I have been planting
>tomatoes and peppers in the same location for several years and haven't
>noticed any problem.  Of course, I use mycorrhiza with my plants and a good
>organic fertilizer and rock dust every now and then to put minerals into the
>soil.   I also mix in a small amount of well aged steer manure every other
>This year my plants are slow because of the lingering cool weather, but they
>are a nice deep dark green and are blooming and making progress.
>Best Regards,
>Thomas Giannou
>Spokane, Washington