Feeding tomatoes.

Asked July 6, 2018, 7:59 AM EDT

Is it a good idea to use a tablespoon of MIRACLE GROW at the base of tomatoes while the fruit is green and developing?

Somerset County Maryland vegetables plant care

1 Response

We are not sure what you mean.
Miracle Gro is primarily available as a concentrated granular to mix with water. You wouldn't want to use it this way.
See our Tomato page here: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/learn/tomatoes
which suggests "Fertilizing – Use starter fertilizer for transplants, as tomatoes are heavy feeders. After first fruits appear, side-dress with ¼ lb. 10-10-10 or equivalent per 10 feet of row. "

Other fertilizers, such as organics like Cottonseed Meal are also available.
See more here: http://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/hgic/HGIC_Pubs/Soil_Amendments...