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Trashy Tomatos

By: Skyepony, 1:33 PM GMT on March 22, 2009


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There is a FOOD SAFETY BILL that could end organics, farmers markets, small farms, eat local & possibly the kitchen garden in committee. Please take a moment, this quickly sets you up to mail your rep either your words or prewritten.. These our a freedoms to eat what we want.


Here is a simple way for anyone to turn trash into organic tomatos. This is extreme recycling. Saving landfill space & oil in the form of gas & fertilizer. It also saves money. One $3 tomato plant baby can yield as high as $1000 worth of tomatos these days (ref~ Primetime).

1st you need a bucket atleast 12 inches across the top with holes in the bottom of it. The ones I'm using I picked out of someone else's trash last week. Or simply dig a hole in the ground.

Next throw your household compostable garbage in it. This includes. Coffee grounds & filters, egg shells, drier lint, hair, any part of plant matter~ veggy & fruit (including weeds & leaves from your yard)~ paper bags, some newspaper (not shiney & torn up). Fill with garbage til you have a hole a little bigger than what you need for planting a little tomato plant. You'll need to line the hole with a little dirt. Just enough that the young roots aren't directly touching the garbage. Also put a layer of dirt on top, enough your not looking at or smelling trash.

Buy a little tomato plant Or bum one from a green thumbed friend & plant it in the hole. If it's not near a trelles, now's the time to put in a cage or stakes. Don't forget to keep moist. Fertilize how ever you want.

Take a picture once your plant is heavy with tomatos & post to Weather Underground. Note how it was fertlized, if it has a name, etc.. To make it fair for the northeners, results will have to wait til theirs comes in as well. I'll have at least one impartal judge TBA for this challenge..

When to plant what in the different areas of Florida. (scroll down about 2/3rds)

From the moon calender of the Farmer's Almanac

April 2009

23-24 Poor planting days. Break ground or cultivate.

25-26 Favorable for planting beans, corn, cotton, tomatoes, peppers, and other above ground crops.

27-29 Poor days for planting. Seeds tend to rot in ground
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