‘Feeding’ tomatoes is extremely important for the plant to develop harmoniously and bear lots of healthy fruit.
Everyone who is passionate about gardening surely knows that plants need at least three basic elements: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. But let’s take a look at the natural benefits of ash.
Why sprinkle ash on your tomatoes in the garden
In addition to the basic elements that tomatoes need to thrive, there are, of course, others that are just as important: magnesium, calcium, iron, boron, copper, zinc and manganese. A lack or excess of some of these elements leads to an imbalance, which has an undesirable effect on the harvest.
Quality fertilizers are essential for a beautiful and rich tomato crop. It is, obviously, the best choice if these are as natural as possible, i.e. we don’t use artificial fertilizers and chemical treatments against pests or diseases that may occur during the summer.
Therefore, if you don’t want to resort to chemical solutions, you should know that you can also feed your tomato plants with solutions prepared from natural elements that you are sure to find in your household.
A brilliant trick for healthy tomatoes
During the fruit formation and ripening period, it is necessary to come up with fertilizers that provide a high amount of potassium. A natural solution that comes at hand in many households is ash.
You only need to follow a few steps to obtain the final product. Start by measuring 500 grams of ashes in a bucket over which you add 5 liters of boiling water. Let the ashes settle to the bottom, then pour the water in another pot. Then add 5 more liters of water to the solution, after which it is ready for sprinkling.
You can sprinkle tomatoes and also other plants in the garden that need potassium.
Ash can be useful because:
• It neutralizes the acidity of the soil;
• It increases the alkali content of the soil;
• It has a beneficial effect on the reproduction of micro-organisms needed in the soil;
• It protects tomatoes from fungi;
• It can be used when sowing seeds for seedlings;
• It a long-lasting fertilizer, maintaining its effect for several years.