Re: rotating tomato plants–or not?
Just thought I would add in a quote from Eliot Coleman’s The New Organic Grower:
“Many Old-time growers insist that tomatoes do best if planted every year in the same spot. they even recommend fertilizing them with compost made from the decayed remains of their predecessors. I once grew tomatoes that way for eight years in a greenhouse. In truth, they were excellent, and they got better every year. I do not grow field tomatoes that way now and cannot really defend my decision except to say that it is more convenient when they are part of the rotation. It could be that I am just uncomfortable about breaking the rules I have found to work so well with other crops. It could also be that I am unnecessarily limiting my options. I suggest that you try growing tomatoes (or any crop, for that matter) without rotation. Nothing is as stifling to success in agriculture as inflexible adherence to someone else’s rules. With a little daring and imagination whole new vistas may open up.”
Doesn’t that just make you want to run outside and start experimenting?