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This sounds too simple: Aspirin and tomato plants

Post  MrBooker on 7/7/2016, 9:49 am

But it's from the "International Journal of Agriculture and Crop Sciences"

"Our recipe is two handfuls of pure worm castings in a five gallon bucket of water.  Let it steep for two days, and then strain through cheese cloth into a two gallon garden sprayer.  We then like to add one and a half aspirin tablets to the spray solution. Small amounts of aspirin sprayed on plants improve their growth, sometimes remarkably. Aspirin also triggers the plants’ natural defenses against harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses.  If you'd like to read one of the many studies done on aspirin (salicytic acid) and tomato plants, here is a scholarly article"


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Re: This sounds too simple: Aspirin and tomato plants

Post  FeedMeSeeMore on 7/7/2016, 10:20 am

Definitely worth a try. I'll try almost anything to make better tomatoes.

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Post  MrBooker on 7/7/2016, 10:54 am

@FeedMeSeeMore wrote:Definitely worth a try. I'll try almost anything to make better tomatoes.
I just started two 5 gallon buckets so We'll see. My tomatoes not doing as well as they have in the past. I hope this helps..

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/7/2016, 11:52 am

I use a baby aspirin in the planting hole the thwart early blight, and then blend one in water mid season the thwart late blight, per Mel in the Question and Answer book. Works great.
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Post  llama momma on 7/7/2016, 10:28 pm

@MrBooker wrote:But it's from the "International Journal of Agriculture and Crop Sciences"

"Our recipe is two handfuls of pure worm castings in a five gallon bucket of water.  Let it steep for two days, and then strain through cheese cloth into a two gallon garden sprayer.  We then like to add one and a half aspirin tablets to the spray solution. Small amounts of aspirin sprayed on plants improve their growth, sometimes remarkably. Aspirin also triggers the plants’ natural defenses against harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses.  If you'd like to read one of the many studies done on aspirin (salicytic acid) and tomato plants, here is a scholarly article"

I'm going to try this.  The article was very interesting.   I planted tomatoes late and although everything has green fruit I'm curious to see if I can notice overall faster growth as the article suggested.  The worm castings has to make a big contribution  too.  Thanks MrBooker

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/8/2016, 12:36 am

So, does asperin count as "chemical fertilizer"?  Twisted Evil

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Post  No_Such_Reality on 7/8/2016, 1:37 pm

If I feed my tomatoes worm poo & aspirin, can I feed the tomatoes to my kid?

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Post  camprn on 7/8/2016, 1:40 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:So, does asperin count as "chcemical fertilizer"?  Twisted Evil
It would be considered a treatment,  believe.

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Post  MrBooker on 7/8/2016, 2:23 pm

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@FeedMeSeeMore wrote:Definitely worth a try. I'll try almost anything to make better tomatoes.
I just started two 5 gallon buckets so We'll see. My tomatoes not doing as well as they have in the past. I hope this helps..
    I started two, 5 gallon buckets of worm poo compost tea yesterday with the aspirin. Today I noticed there was no froth in the buckets and FLIES were after it which tells me the micro organisms are not eating the molasses......  I THINK... lol

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Re: This sounds too simple: Aspirin and tomato plants

Post  plantoid on 7/8/2016, 5:09 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:So, does asperin count as "chemical fertilizer"?  Twisted Evil


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Re: This sounds too simple: Aspirin and tomato plants

Post  plantoid on 7/8/2016, 5:10 pm

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@countrynaturals wrote:So, does asperin count as "chemical fertilizer"?  Twisted Evil
Chop up half a dozen long green  willow leaves and then rub them round with a mortar & pestle to get the juices out  add an egg cup of water  , grind a bit more .     Viola , you have about three aspirins worth of salacylic acid , aka aspirin and it is all natural .


New season willow shoots up to about 18 inches long , chopped fine &  boiled for five min then left to infuse 2 day will also give you a natural rooting hormone liquid as well & you can store it in the fridge for 10 or so days or freeze it till needed just shake the melted infusaion to get it mixed backup  & use within a week .

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Re: This sounds too simple: Aspirin and tomato plants

Post  has55 on 7/8/2016, 6:30 pm

@MrBooker wrote:
@MrBooker wrote:
@FeedMeSeeMore wrote:Definitely worth a try. I'll try almost anything to make better tomatoes.
I just started two 5 gallon buckets so We'll see. My tomatoes not doing as well as they have in the past. I hope this helps..
    I started two, 5 gallon buckets of worm poo compost tea yesterday with the aspirin. Today I noticed there was no froth in the buckets and FLIES were after it which tells me the micro organisms are not eating the molasses......  I THINK... lol
you put the aspirin after dissolving in a glass or put in the sprayer , but it needs to dissolve unless it BC powder, then spray away.

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Post  has55 on 7/8/2016, 9:20 pm

@has55 wrote:
@MrBooker wrote:
@MrBooker wrote:
@FeedMeSeeMore wrote:Definitely worth a try. I'll try almost anything to make better tomatoes.
I just started two 5 gallon buckets so We'll see. My tomatoes not doing as well as they have in the past. I hope this helps..
    I started two, 5 gallon buckets of worm poo compost tea yesterday with the aspirin. Today I noticed there was no froth in the buckets and FLIES were after it which tells me the micro organisms are not eating the molasses......  I THINK... lol
you put the aspirin after dissolving in a glass or put in the sprayer , but it needs to dissolve unless it BC powder, then spray away.
 i went to get some BC powder and found it also contain caffeine  for faster delivery. so I got plain aspirin, uncoated, 325 mg.

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