For the 30 years I’ve been growing vegetables tomatoes have always had pride of place in my garden as I enjoy growing them and love eating them. As mentioned in a previous post, this season I have planted six different tomato varieties so hopefully some bumper crops are not too far away.
With two bath tub worm farms set up recently I now have a continuous supply of concentrated liquid fertiliser that can be used on the garden. Over the last couple of weeks I have sprayed all the vegetables on two separate occasions and already some noticeable changes can be seen. Its too soon to draw any conclusions however I intend using worm juice for the next few months to see how it compares with other fertilisers.
I am curious as to how beneficial the worm juice will be for the tomatoes so I’ve set up a very basic experiment. The beefsteak tomato plant shown below has been separated from the main crop and unlike the others will not receive any juice. Over the next three months it should be very interesting to view the differences, that’s assuming there are some.
Compared to it’s stable mates its already looking a little jaded.
To minimise the risk of fungal growth and disease the mix is applied to the roots rather than the foliage. I also poured the worm juice through an old kitchen sieve to ensure that the sprayer nozzle didn’t block up.
As worm juice is highly concentrated it needs to be diluted prior to being used. The above 3 litre bottle made 30 litres of spray.
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If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old. Lord Chesterfield