Monday, June 3, 2013
Things are moving along nicely in the field garden.
We planted our tomatoes at the end of May and almost forgot that our farmer friend had given us some mycorrhizae for our tomato plants. Earlier in the spring, we visited C. and she mentioned that she was planning to dip her tomato roots in a mycorrhizal solution in hopes of lessening the chances of tomato diseases such as early blight and septoria leaf spot. She doled us out a portion and suggested around 1 tsp per gallon of water.
Bone meal and Epsom salts in the planting holes.
Dipping the roots.
A storm arrived in the days following, and we lost 4 of our plants. Luckily, we have extras.
I'm excited to see if the mycorrhizae makes a difference. The four replacement plants won't be dipped in the solution, so it will be easy to see the difference. I'll be sure to report back.
Have any of you tried this? What have you noticed?