The Dirt for June 29 2013

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Helpful Tip from the Garden Geeks:  Here is an amazing way to boost your tomato harvest. Build a Japanese tomato ring in your backyard if you want monster tomato bushes and a bumper crop. First, prepare a round bed in a sunny spot, about 6 feet in diameter. Wrap 10 feet of cattle wire into a cylinder and center it in the cleared bed. Fill it with alternating layers of fertilizer, compost, and shredded leaves, then soak it well. Plant four tomato plants around the cage and tie them to the wire trellis as they grow. Water the compost pile regularly. The tomato roots will find water plentiful food in the pile.


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