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Have too little space in your backyard to create large amounts of compost? Try growing moringa. Moringa, known as a superfood with exponentially abundant amounts of minerals and nutrients, make a great fertilizer for your tomato plants. As a little experiment, I would dump the excess leaves and stems harvested from my moringa trees into a spot on garden bed soil during the winter before I planted the tomatoes. And boy what a difference it made !
I definitely saw a difference in the moringa spot compared to the rest of the composted soil in my garden.
Moringa trees are very easy to grow, and they grow vertically, taking up very little space. They also grow very quickly and can be grafted into many trees in a short time. I originally harvested the leaves for own own nutritional benefit. However, we were producing a lot more leaves than we were consuming (too many of the leaves consumed in a day can be a little too bitter on the stomach). So I started throwing some of it into my compost mix.
Now you can produce a greater abundance of tomatoes per plant, have healthier tomato plants, plus more minerals in the tomatoes themselves.
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