Tomato fertilizer: recipe and use in the garden

We mainly know manure from nettles or dandelions, but tomato manure is also very effective in the garden! Of course, you’re not asked to destroy tomato plants to make this slurry: it’s the greedy ones that get turned into slurry. This will get rid of the suckers that exhaust your tomatoes and create a natural product that can be used as an insecticide, fertilizer and repellent! Here’s everything there is to know about tomato fertilizer.

1) The tomato paste recipe

  • Cut about 1 kg of suckers and tomato leaves. Chop them finely and keep them in a large container with a tight seal. The container must be made of plastic or wooden, but especially not in metal!
  • Add 10 L of water (preferably rain) and close the hermetic container.
  • The manure should macerate for 4 days in a row, but you will have to mix it once a day.
  • Bubbles appear during fermentation. If these are gone, your manure is ready to move on to the next step.
  • Filter your manure and store the liquid in an opaque container. Store your manure in a cool place such as a basement or garage.
tomato balcony vegetable garden
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2) What is tomato fertilizer used for?

This decoction is used as a natural fertilizer for tomato, pumpkin or cabbage plants. Tomato manure contributes to proper growth of these vegetable plants. Before use, simply dilute in rainwater (approximately 3 L of water for 1 L of fertilizer). Water the feet every two weeks without touching the leaves of your plants.

Tomato manure also proves to be an excellent remedy for garden pests, especially vegetable garden pests such as carrot fly or cabbage moth. You just need to spray it around your plants.

Finally, you can use tomato fertilizer as an insecticide against aphids and other mosquitoes. You just need to spray it on your plants.