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Use Garden Waste For The Healthiest Tomatoes Yet, Here's How
Leaf mold is an organic compost made from decomposed fallen leaves. It is a rich source of essential nutrients such as phosphorus, which is crucial for a tomato plant’s growth.
It also improves soil structure and increases microbial activity, including beneficial fungi, which results in healthier plants that are more capable of fighting
off diseases.
Creating leaf mold is a straightforward process, but it requires patience. Start by collecting fallen leaves into a trash bag, compost bin, or an open pile protected from
the wind.
Stir the leaves once every year and moisten them if they dry out, although this may not be necessary if the pile is left in an open area that receives moisture from snow and rain.
The leaf mold will be ready to use after two to three years. Begin the growing season by mixing a generous amount into the soil, and add once or twice more as the
plants develop.