When it comes to your farm, you can choose to do pretty much what you want on your land. Whether you want your ranch to be a relaxing, country living getaway or you want to try your hand at raising livestock or creating a vegetable garden, your options are virtually endless.

If you do choose to try farming on your ranch, you will need to know some basics so you can produce the best crops possible. Even if the greens are for nothing more than your salad, it never hurts to be knowledgeable.

Here are a three top soil tips to help you get better at growing tomatoes:

Add seaweed powder

Tomatoes need potassium to grow and be healthy, and mixing seaweed powder into the soil is a great way to provide this substance. You should only add seaweed powder on an infrequent basis, however, as you don't want to overload the soil.

Create a living mulch

You should protect your tomatoes by incorporating fast-growing greens, such as lettuce or arugula, into your tomato garden. These bigger leafy greens plants will help get rid of any weeds that might grow to harm your tomatoes.

Begin companion planting

There are some plants that are great at mining the soil for its nutrients and incorporating them into its tissues through what is known as bio-accumulation. Tomatoes have a high need for potassium, so growing items such as horsestail, comfrey or yarrow and using them to mulch the tomatoes will help your crops grow.

If you are looking to expand your farm and are in need of financing, be sure to contact a lender from Heritage Land Bank today! Check out the rest of our website to learn more about the loans and services that we offer.