Here are some quick and easy garden planting tips for planting tomatoes and potatoes in your garden and for salvaging them when disaster strikes!
Garden Planting Tips
In the early part of the spring and summer, if a branch on my tomatoes plant breaks off, I plant it in the ground. I take off any lower leaves and bury the stem sideways in the soil. The top will straighten itself up and grow up.
Last year, at the beginning of June, we had a bad windstorm that blew my greenhouse down and parts away. I salvaged my tomatoes and planted the broken pieces and they grew well. Also, when I plant my tomatoes I add a small amount of Epsom salts around the plant. The old timers told me to add Epsom salts to the row before I put in my carrot seeds to help get fewer wormy carrots.
Other gardeners showed me to plant my potatoes in trenches. They said to put down some straw, then the potato and then more straw. You have to keep up with the straw during the growing season so you don’t get green potato skins and flesh. It makes more uniform potatoes, and they are clean and easy to pick. Instead of hilling with dirt, they used straw.