What is the best soil preparation for heirloom tomatoes

Asked May 27, 2018, 11:51 AM EDT

What is the best soil preparation for heirloom tomatoes

Washington County Ohio

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Tomatoes, heirloom or non-heirloom, can be grown on many different soil types, but a deep, loamy, well-drained soil supplied with organic matter and nutrients is most suitable. If you have heavy clay soil in your garden, one option is to add organic matter, such as peat moss or compost, to improve soil structure and drainage. One of the most productive ways to grow tomatoes is to plant tomato plants in raised beds that are filled with high quality top soil. Tomatoes grow best in a slightly acid soil with a pH of 6.5 to 6.8.
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