Easy Tips to Fertilize Your Tomatoes for Better Yields

Written by Naomi Meza


Posted on September 29 2022

When looking to have a bumper crop of tomatoes, we should keep a few things in mind.

First, tomatoes are heavy feeders, and they'll need a good fertilizer with a balanced ratio of potassium, nitrogen, and phosphorus.

Second, we'll want to manage soil fertility and the application of these nutrients as per soil test recommendations.

Here's a comprehensive guide on fertilizing tomatoes for quality and delicious fruits.


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What is Helpful to Know About Tomato Fertilizers?

Woman planting tomato plants using Greenway Biotech Tomato 4-18-38 fertilizer plus micronutrients

Tomato fertilizers have to contain three primary nutrients, namely, nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus.

They can also include other essential nutrients, such as iron, copper, sulfur, and zinc.

It's important to note that a good fertilizer for tomato plants is not necessarily one with the most nutrients but one with the right balance for our soil.


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Tomato plants use different nutrients at different stages of their development.

For example, Nitrogen facilitates photosynthesis while potassium helps the tomatoes grow and flourish.

This is why it's essential we do a soil test to determine our soil's nutrient content as well as the PH.

With this information, we can now find a tomato fertilizer with the perfect blend of nutrients for our soil.

What is the best fertilizer to put on tomatoes Greenway Biotech 4-18-38 Fertilizer Plus Micronutrients

A perfect blend of nutrients ensures that our tomato plants don't wither, produce a small crop, or contract diseases.

More so, a good tomato fertilizer must have no heavy metals.

Heavy metals can interrupt photosynthesis or sicken our plants, making them wither.

Additionally, the best fertilizer for tomato plants must be free of harmful chemicals, which can pollute the environment, make our soil acidic or reduce the crop output.

Tips to Using Tomato Fertilizers to Produce Delicious Fruits?

Tomato plant with green and red tomatoes

In most cases, tomatoes only need to be fertilized soon after planting and just before fruiting.

This gives the tomato plant the boost it requires to produce bigger and better delicious fruits.

Here are more tips for fertilizing tomatoes to grow delicious fruits:

  • Work the tomato fertilizer with the soil by mixing it into the dirt and then place unfertilized soil on top of it before putting the tomato plant.
  • Before fertilizing the tomato plant for the second time, water it well to avoid using too much fertilizer and burning the plant.
  • If we transplant tomato plants, give them a few weeks to adjust before fertilizing.
  • Apply the fertilizer in a low and slow method.
  • Avoid applying fertilizer after the tomato plant starts producing fruits heavily.

Is Tomato Fertilizer Suitable for Other Plants?

Purple eggplant growing on vine

Yes. We can use tomato fertilizers on other plants, such as:

  • Potatoes
  • Peppers
  • Tobacco
  • Eggplants
  • Chayote
  • Beans
  • Nipple fruits

Greenway Tomato Fertilizer 4-18-38 Plus Micro Nutrients

Greenway biotech tomato 4-18-38 fertilizer plus micronutrients for hydroponic tomatoes and more

At Greenway Biotech, we have a specially formulated tomato fertilizer with the perfect blend of nutrients to grow high quality produce and delicious fruit.

It comes with manganese, iron, copper, and zinc, in addition to nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus - something you'll rarely find in most other fertilizer blends!

This makes it the perfect choice for us who want to ensure our tomato plants are getting a well rounded dose of nutrients they need. 

Our Tomato Fertilizer 4-18-38 Plus Micronutrients is free of heavy metals and chemicals and is water-soluble, making it easily absorbable into the soil.

If you're looking for an ideal fertilizer for tomato plants, order our Tomato Fertilizer 4-18-38 Plus Micro Nutrients to make your crops healthy, radiant, and delicious.



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