Tomato Plants
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fertilizing tomatoes

Zone Costa Mesa, CA 92627 | klemm added on April 10, 2017 | Answered

Have you heard of using banana peels with epsom salt to stimulate root growth or in general to help tomato plants get a good start? Someone at my community garden recommended this. I've never heard of it. So, haven't tried it. I'd love any info or direction on using these elements. Thank you!

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on April 10, 2017

    Yes, we have heard of these uses in the garden.

    We do recommend composting your Banana peels. The link below has more information.
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/banana-peels-compost.htm

    Epsom Salt is a great product for the garden. I myself use it regularly in my herb and vegetable beds.
    Here is a link that has information on using this inexpensive product.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/epsom-salt-gardening.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/using-epsom-salt-on-grass.htm
    Now if you friend is having success with a certain technique, by all means give it a try! That's how we all learn!

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