A spade's worth of aged manure and a handful of bone meal applied to each planting hole will get tomatoes off to a good start. More tomato fertilizer can be added every ten weeks or so, but use it sparingly. Excessive nitrogen may delay the plants from setting fruit.
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Melissa Jordan-Reilly has been a writer for 20 years, both as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonprofit newsletters. Among the publications in which she has published are, "The Winsted Journal," "Taconic" and "Compass Magazine." A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jordan-Reilly also pursues sustainable agriculture techniques and tends a market garden at her Northwestern Connecticut home.