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Sweeten Your Tomatoes With Baking Soda.

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Want to grow the sweetest tomatoes around? Use baking soda near your plants in the garden.
Just sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on the soil around your tomato plants. (be careful not to get any on the plant itself and be also careful with young seedlings which are more tender.) The baking soda absorbs into the soil and lowers the acidity levels. This will give you tomatoes that are sweet rather than the tart flavor that store bought tomatoes have.
As with all home remedies, be sure to test with just one plant when trying this. If your soil is already quite alkaline, it could affect the level too much by adding soda.)
You can also use baking soda with canned tomatoes when making sauce if you like. It will sweeten them without having to add extra sugar (and calories!)

To see more: http://thegardeningcook.com/sweet-tomatoes/

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  • Colleen Novosel
    Colleen Novosel Canada
    on Jun 17, 2013

    Nice to know, and my mother taught me to add baking soda to my tomato sauces to cut down on the acid....that was many years ago, and I still do it :)

  • Kathy D
    Kathy D Brick, NJ
    on Jun 17, 2013

    I do that too, for the simple reason if you are sensitive to the acidity in tomatoe sauce, it won't give you the burning in your esophagus when baking soda is used....never thought to use it around tomatoe plants though. Good tip

  • Becca382002
    Becca382002
    on Jun 17, 2013

    Thanks for the info., nice to know...

  • Collene
    Collene Altoona, PA
    on Jun 17, 2013

    How much per plant?

  • Linda Hodds
    Linda Hodds United Kingdom
    on Jun 17, 2013

    Interesting, especially the bit about the tomato sauce as I suffer with a hiatus hernia

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