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Speed Up Your Tomato Harvest With A Kitchen Item You Already Own
If you're looking for a way to speed up the harvest and improve the yield of your tomato plants, an unexpected solution might be sitting in your pantry: aluminum foil.
To utilize this technique, simply spread large strips of aluminum foil on top of the mulch or soil between the rows of your tomato plants, making sure the shiny side faces up.
The reflective nature of the aluminum foil ensures that your plants receive more sunlight, even on cloudy days, which can potentially result in a quicker, plumper harvest.
Secure the foils with rocks or other heavy items to keep them from blowing away. Another benefit of this method is that the foil deters birds from pecking at the growing tomatoes.