Grandma G on Tomato Blight

eople always tell me I have the cutest grandma, and I’d have to agree with them.  Be careful though, as with most tiny things, she is highly concentrated!  She stopped by to help weed a little bit and brought her favorite weeding tool with her:

The small double pointed tool is good for loosening weeds near plants and in tight quarters.  She also said she is trying out a recipe this year that claims to help with tomato blight.  It floated into her house on a gardening pamphlet and she doesn’t want full credit for it yet, since she doesn’t know if it works.  The last couple years, they have had trouble with tomato and cucumber blight in their garden in town, and my folks have to.  I think it is because of the mild winters we’ve been having.  Anyway the recipe was to mix:

3 cups compost

1/2 cup powdered milk

1/2 cup epsom salts

1 tablespoon baking soda

and sprinkle a small handful in each hole before transplanting tomatoes.   You can sprinkle a little more around the plants every couple weeks for continued help.  We’ll see if it helps….

I would also like to make the observation that wise people collect around gardens, and I like spending time with them.   I hope you are getting outside this summer and enjoying the weather.

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