Monday, April 16, 2012

Going Organic on the Tomato Plants

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Whitney Farms for SocialSpark
All opinions are 100% mine.

Okay, Okay.
I will admit it.
Even though I live in the Pacific Northwest,
in one of the greenest (both color and mindset wise)
places on earth,
my garden is not 100% organic.
Not even close.
That said,
when we first moved in here,
one thing I knew I wanted to do for sure
was to have our own compost pile.
And so was my intro to Whitney Farms®
when I went to McClendon's Hardware and asked the friendly folks
what else besides grass and leaves I might need to get started.
They suggested that I try Whitney Farms Compost Maker Plus.

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After 3 weeks, I was sold.
My pile was breaking down quickly 
and the worms were really happy.

When I actually used that compost in my pots,
I was REALLY sold.

Impressed was an understatement
because those Hostas and Bleeding Hearts totally took off.
I didn't even have to use their organic soil,
but I can only IMAGINE how those plants
would have taken off
had I used their soil and compost enhancer.

I especially love that their products come in slim boxes
(easier to fit in my storage box)
and that when I use them,
there isn't a huge dust cloud that I have to protect the puppy from
and there isn't a strong manure smell
(also good for keeping the puppy mutt at bay).

All of that makes it so easy to use.
Recently, I've been thinking about trying 
some of their organic plant food.
Whitney Farms products contain beneficial microbes.

From what I understand,
they are specially designed to provide plants
with macro and micronutrients.

In plain speak - hopefully - that means 
less fertilizing through the season for me.

Or, at the least, less soil replenishing 
each and every growing season.

Because I love the Compost Maker Plus so much,
I'm going to sign up to get a $3 coupon 
to try their organic plant food.
You can hit that link and get a $3 off coupon too!

Though the plant foods actually come in bags,
I have some really neat jars that I could probably decant those in to
to keep things neat in storage.

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That is the stuff I eat 
That will be where I try to really go organic this year.

Or, if I get a p-patch
through the community gardens
they only allow organic.
So I'll get the plant food too.

Organic Plant Food

Who knows?
Perhaps my tomato plants will be
beyond awesome this year.

Tomato Success

I am going to feed some of my tomato plants with
Whitney Farms Tomato and Vegetable Food
and other tomato plants with Scotts Miracle Gro Tomato Food.
Can't wait to see which ones are more delicious.


Linking up of course!


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  2. I prefer using compost for my gardening as well, especially now that organic products have become a fad because of their perceived health benefits. It’s great that these composts can come very handy in slim boxes! It won’t be too difficult or too messy to maintain storage areas for these. Truly, there are lots of better and more innovative ways to do things such as in packaging compost!


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