A GARDENING pro has revealed which cheap household item can be used to help tomato plants bear more fruit while also making them resistant to pests.
There are a handful of gardening hacks you can use to make your plants more fruitful this summer season.
GardeningExpress founder Chris Bonnett shares what he knows when it comes to growing tomato plants.
He told Express.co.uk: “Once you have your tomato plants, the first thing to try is to plant them in small pots before planting them in larger containers or in the ground.
“Bring them to about 15 cm [about 6 inches] large, they will probably have six or eight leaves by this point.
“Then remove the bottom half of the leaves of the plant.
“When you plant it, plant it deep because the stem you cover in compost will then explode with more roots and that means more food for the plant going in, which can increase your yields.”
He also mentioned a household item hack that could help your tomato plants grow.
Bonnett pointed to some studies, which have yet to be verified, but suggest that aspirin can help tomato plants grow.
The drug can also help plants gain resistance to diseases and pests.
He says the best way to put aspirin in the ground is to put one or two in a watering can.
You can water the plants with this solution or put it in a spray bottle and water it that way.
Bonnett also recently revealed the biggest mistakes people make when tending to their gardens.
One of the most common mistakes is overwatering.
“A lot of people end up overwatering their plants out of fear of starving them, and the truth is that overwatering a plant is just as bad as not watering it at all,” Bonnett said.
If you’re a beginner, Bonnett recommends buying plants that don’t need as much water, since “it doesn’t do much harm if you forget to water it every once in a while.”
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/5694603/gardening-cheap-household-item-tomato-plants-produce-more-fruit/ I’m a horticultural pro – cheap household items will make tomato plants produce more fruit AND make them resistant to pests