181 days ago

Poll: What's your secret for great tomatoes?

Jo McCarroll - NZ Gardener editor Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

In the October issue of NZ Gardener, we share 50 tips on tomatoes from keen gardeners all over the country, and it turns out a lot of people swear by adding a "secret ingredient" when they plant their favourite crop. All the suggestions below are from NZ Gardener readers ... do you use any of these yourself? Or do you have another tip for better toms you want to share in the comments?

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What's your secret for great tomatoes?
  • 38.6% Compost
    38.6% Complete
  • 22.7% Sheep pellets
    22.7% Complete
  • 1.7% Milk powder
    1.7% Complete
  • 8.5% Epsom salts
    8.5% Complete
  • 2.6% Fish frames
    2.6% Complete
  • 0.7% Baking soda
    0.7% Complete
  • 8.1% Egg shells
    8.1% Complete
  • 4.3% Banana skins
    4.3% Complete
  • 2.1% Neem granules
    2.1% Complete
  • 1.2% Disprin
    1.2% Complete
  • 9.5% Something else (tell us in comments)
    9.5% Complete
422 votes
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