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    I didn't know petunias were in the solanaceae, but I don't plant them anyway. My annual/vegetable planting area is small enough that some spots will inevitably go from tomato to pepper or from pepper to potato every year, but I try to fork in enough compost and peat to minimize the risk of disease or specific nutrient depletion.
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    I am thinking of getting one or so of those hanging tomato planters... anyone use one of those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amber Green View Post
    I didn't know petunias were in the solanaceae, but I don't plant them anyway. My annual/vegetable planting area is small enough that some spots will inevitably go from tomato to pepper or from pepper to potato every year, but I try to fork in enough compost and peat to minimize the risk of disease or specific nutrient depletion.
    Compost is wonderful for garden plants, and tomatoes also love peat moss, too.

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    For those who love patio tomatoes, take an empty wine bottle, fill it with water and a little bit of soluble plant food then shove the bottle spout down deep into the tomato pot, not so close to the root, though. This helps hydrate your plant as well as feed it, since tomatoes are heavy feeders. I get the most productive tomato plants this way. Of course you'll still water, but if you're in a drier climate, or like me, forget to water, this helps keep the soil moist, and the plant is not too stressed.
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