57 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?

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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“Also, if you’ve never used public transport in Auckland, this is a great opportunity to give it a go.”

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Open 7 days from 26th December 9am to 5pm (including public Holidays)

EFTPOS facilities on site, off Street Parking 256 Omaha Flats Road.

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