Growing organic Tomatoes How to Grow Tomatoes Organically – for Beginners 1. Prepare garden bed or container. Pick a spot with a minimum of 5 hours of sun. More is better. Work up soil, add some compost or rotten manure. Tomatoes are hungry beasts. Add a handful of crushed eggshells or 1/4 cup diatomaceous earth to planting area. This adds calcium to help prevent blossom end rot (but will not eliminate it). If you have room in your garden, practice crop rotation and don't grow tomatoes and related plants (peppers, eggplant, potatoes, tomatillos, ground cherries, etc) in the same ground for two years in a row. 2. Buy or grow healthy tomato plants. Avoid big plants
Did you know that conventionally grown Garlic is one of the most highly sprayed crops and even though it grows under the soil, the leaves of the plant still take in chemicals which are then stored in the bulb. Imported garlic which is often sold at supermarkets have been bleached with Chlorine to give it the flawless white colour that apparently modern day consumers want. All imported garlic is fumigated with Methyl Bromide to get rid of any bugs in accordance with Australian quarantine standards.
Today I had the pleasure of visiting our neighbour’s property in Pacific Palms, to get the low down on keeping bees. I now have a new found respect for the teaspoon of honey that dribbles into my chai each morning, it really is liquid gold!