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Is it possible to treat the soild so that tomatoes can be grown in the same place year after year?

I've read that tomatoes shouldn't be planted in the same place two years in a row because of pests that remain in the soil. Is there anything that the soil can be treated with between plantings to get rid of the pests so that tomatoes can be planted in the same place the following year?

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Answer: it is always a good idea to rotate crops so that 1.pests and diseases such aren’t likely to build up in that spot and 2. so that specific nutrients aren’t over-taxed and have a chance to build up between crops. A healthy soil with tomato crops rotated with root crops or leafy greens or legumes every 3 years or more and plenty of manures and composts added, that isnt over-cropped, will produce good tomato plants that don’t need as much chemical assistance with pest/disease control. Fallowing or resting the soil and growing ‘green manure’ crops to turn back in is one of the most effective techniques for healthy vegetables. there are no chemical soil fumigation products to replace this soil improving method in the home garden.
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