Kay Gunn
Kay Gunn
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Asked on Apr 30, 2017

Can you really spray a tomato plant with water fertilizer?

Nancy TurnerJanet PizaroMaryann Jacquemin-O'Neal


I always was told not on the plants, only aroun the.
5 answers
  • Phyllis Sliss
    on Apr 30, 2017

    I use Spray and Grow. Heavy watering should be used at ground level but the fertilizer and water is just a light spray on the leaves. Works beautifully.
  • Maryann Jacquemin-O'Neal
    on Apr 30, 2017

    epson salts in the bedding also helps a lot! Table spoon to a gallon of water
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 30, 2017

    No that is not a recommended practice.Water soluble fertilizer should be applied through the soil. Spraying plants with fertilizer will burn them out.
  • Nancy Turner
    on Apr 30, 2017

    I have been told that foliar feeding can cause the leaves and branches to grow a lot, but not the fruit. I have not had a problem with that, I used to use the Miracle Grow you spread with a hose out of a container. I don't use that any more since there are timed release granular fertilizers that you don't have to reapply for months. I like not having to use the liquid fertilizer so frequently.
  • Nancy Turner
    on May 1, 2017

    I use the sustained release for tomatoes and vegetables. I used the miracle grow one last year, but I am trying out another brand this year. I would tell you the brand, but it is in my shed up on the first terrace and it is raining out. Going up the hill to either of the two tiers is rather deadly in the rain because they are so steep. I also use Preen weed preventer after I plant before I cover the area with my leaf mulch to cut down on weeding time. These two products cut my time in the veggie garden way down. I hope this helps you get the tomatoes you want. I also plant only one of each type tomato. I plant a beefsteak, Sweet 100 cherry plant, Italian paste tomato, Yellow pear(fruit the size of the cherry tomato but looks like a yellow pear, a grape tomato, and usually one other odd one like purple, black, other different ones. This lets you have an assortment so you get to know what you like the best. Be prepared to be overloaded with tomatoes, especially the little ones. Also be prepared with tall sturdy cages, as they will come much higher than the cages. My yellow pear grew one branch so long it came out of the cage and traveled about twelve feet down the fence line before the frost hit and was still producing flowers.
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