spicy tomato seed sowing and saving seeds

August 1, 2010

i just learned a really practical tip for growing tomatoes: add in rocket (or roquette or arugula) at the same time when you’re sowing tomato seeds. by the time that the tomatoes flower, you will have already harvested and enjoyed spicy two rounds of rocket.

good pair from soil to salad

this tasty, space- and time- saving lesson came from a user on youtube called: “The Produce Garden”. the link for this particular tip also includes information about tomato seed saving. The Produce Garden guy has a whole series of videos and I look forward to watching more.

In the meantime, the last great video of his that I watched taught me how to make a homemade pesticide for tomatoes. Like much of his advice, it’s cost-effective and can easily be done organically, without additional chemicals. Simply soap, chilies, and garlic water! See for yourself:

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