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Growing Tomatoes Without Chemicals


When you ask people if they want chemicals in their garden or on their food, most will say no.

They want to limit their exposure to the chemicals and pollutants.

The sad part is that once they contaminate the soil, it can takes years to get rid of them.

That’s why you are going to want to avoid using chemical-laden fertilizers and use organic materials or worm castings instead.

Tips for Planting Tomatoes

Your Options

Some gardeners use organic compost or mulches to accelerate plant growth and help deter insect infestation and disease. Organic Compost and mulches contain the same microbes, but in a dry formula it takes a lot longer for them to get to the roots and they cannot attach to plant surfaces.

We recommend using a liquid organic formula such as compost the THRIVE

 line of products, which have more microbes and will attach to plant surfaces.

THRIVE is an earth-friendly soil conditioner and root stimulator that’s an all-natural way to give your tomato garden an all-natural boost. Its two main ingredients, microbes and Mychorrhizal Fungi, work together to extend your plant’s roots further into the soil for better drought tolerance and the microbes help convert locked away nutrients to make them available to your plants, naturally. Best of all, it is child and pet friendly with no fear of over-treating.

Want to try Thrive in your garden? Request free samples today. 

What have you used and are other options for growing great tomatoes without the chemicals? 

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