A special member of our Organic Gardening magazine forum, who goes by the lovely name of Mumsey, has offered up for years what she calls, “Mumsey’s Magical Mix,” which you add to the planting hole of your tomatoes for spectacular production. Here it is:
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup whole powdered milk
1 cup bonemeal
¼ cup epsom salts
Add ½ to 2/3 cup to each tomato planting hole. Some add an aspirin to each. More on that to follow.
In six weeks, side-dress with the same mix, but omit the epsom salts and add low nitrogen fish emulsion, such as 2-4-1.
It also works with peppers and eggplant, two other members of the nightshade family.