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Tomato Tips – In honor of Christy’s new book 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success we’re sharing 2 popular tomato tips you’ll find in the book: Prevent Blossom End Rot: Blossom end rot is caused by a calcium deficiency in plants or by an inability for the plants to take up calcium from the soil. To solve this when planting your tomatoes, throw a handful of Epsom salts in the bottom of each planting hole before setting your transplants in the ground. Epsom salts, which is magnesium sulfate, assist calcium uptake in your tomato plants, and will help get your plants the nutrients they need for a successful tomato crop. Enjoying the Bounty – Got a lot of tomatoes? Here’s a great recipe: Cut tomatoes in half horizontally and place them cut side up on a foil-covered broiling tray. Insert slivers of garlic into the flesh and sprinkle with salt, pepper and your favorite herbs (rosemary is a good bet). Drizzle with a tiny bit of olive oil and broil for 5-10 minutes. Eat them as a side dish, or straight up with bread. Find these tips and more in 400+ Tips for Organic Gardening Success: A Decade of Tricks, Tools, Recipes, and Resources from Gardenerd.com. It includes every Tip of the Week we’ve ever published with links to all the resources. Available now on Amazon Kindle. Don’t have a Kindle? You can download their free app to any computer or mobile device. Get your copy today.