Sweeten Your Tomatoes With Baking Soda.

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
sweeten your tomatoes with baking soda, gardening
Carol Speake - The Gardening Cook

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2 questions
  • Jane prey
    on Mar 11, 2016

    Do you do this when you plant the tomato? How often do you do this -- daily, weekly?? Thanks!

    • Dlg24186427
      on May 24, 2017

      Do this when you plant. There is no need to do it again.
    • Royal Church
      on May 27, 2017

      • I add Epson salt with water during the season for a natural inexpensive boost.

  • Yvonne
    on May 7, 2017

    Can I use soda and Epsom salts, or just one?
    • Dlg24186427
      on May 24, 2017

      My dad put 1 tsp. of Epsom salt in the hole and mixed it in the dirt before planting his tomato plant. This will produce more tomatoes. You can also do the same thing with pepper plants. I do it every year and I always have tomatoes and peppers to give away.
    • Michael Silverman
      on Feb 4, 2018

      is the 1 tsp of Epson salt no other time you use the salt any outer time

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  • Linda Anthony
    on Jun 27, 2015

    often, when eating too many home grown tomatoes, the acid plays havic with my mouth. I then use a little sugar to cut the acid, but now I will use the baking soda and avoid the extra sugar!

  • Dorothy Barbour Cook
    on May 20, 2017

    I always use a little baking soda in my spaghetti sauce to cut the acid. I freeze my home made sauce using tomatoes from our garden & if I use can tomatoes for instant use I also add some. Not much just about a 1/2 to 1 teaspoon.
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