4.82 lb Tomato Grown Using Valley’s Best Compost!

4.82 lb Tomato Grown w SPVS Valleys Best Compost
Tomato Grown w SPVS Valleys Best Compost

Using our Valley’s Best Compost as a key ingredient, Dan Greene from San Diego has grown the heaviest Tomato in California in 2021 and the third heaviest tomato EVER grown in the state of California.  His “Big Zac” tomato came in at a whopping 4.82 lbs.  To make this achievement even more impressive, this tomato was grown in a 15 gallon pot in his small backyard using only organic soils, organic nutrients and organic pesticide. 

As a new grower of giant tomatoes, Dan also competed in a world-wide team competition hosted on BP.com.  Giant tomato growers participated from all across the USA and from countries around the world including the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Spain.   Dan’s heavy tomato contributions helped his team earn 1st place in this highly competitive contest.

Dan’s DIY soil mix consisted of ⅓ SPVS’ Valley’s Best Compost, ⅓ high quality organic soil, and ⅓ peat-based soilless potting mix.  Dan has lots of new ideas for next year’s growing season that include more SPVS products in hopes of challenging the CA record which is currently 5.91 lbs.

We wish him luck and look forward to seeing his results next year!

“Ordered soil for my vegetable garden … the quality is outstanding! When I first received it I wasn’t impressed BUT I decided to give it a season before reviewing … I have never had such successful crops as I did last year.

Anything I planted thrived … definitely 5 star quality !!

Lorenzo Sorano

Dr Kilb's Lawn before SPVS Valley’s Best Compost® application.
Debi Kilb’s Lawn before Valley’s Best Compost® application.
Dr Kilb's lawn with SPVS Valley’s Best Compost® applied.
Debi Kilb’s lawn with Valley’s Best Compost® applied.
Dr Kilb's lawn 2 months after SPVS Valley’s Best Compost® application.
Debi Kilb’s lawn 2 months after Valley’s Best Compost® application.

“I picked up some Valley’s Best Compost® at your Free Product Giveaway Saturday event on March 13th and talked to Dr. K regarding problem areas in my garden. After reading Dr. K’s online ‘Guidelines for Using Our Manure-based Valley’s Best Compost’, I decided to top-dress my lawn with the product to address some weak areas. I followed his recommendations and put some of it on my garden beds and sprinkled a bucketful of it randomly on my lawn. I sprinkled another bucketful a few weeks later, focusing on the worst spots. I am including before, during and after pictures of my lawn and you can see that it has dramatically improved in just two months after applying the compost. The brown spots have greened up nicely.”
I appreciate all of the informative handouts and that Dr. K was on-site to answer all our questions!  I’ve mulched my palm and citrus trees with Monkey Hair Mulch as he suggested and optimistically taken some ‘before’ photos. ‘After’ photos to follow. I am looking forward to June’s giveaway! 

With kindness, Debi Kilb

“I have been purchasing compost from San Pasqual Valley Soils since 2004, before they built the compost site. The compost made at San Pasqual Valley Soils is one of the most important assets we have in San Diego County to build organic soils. Try a pickup load on several types and ages of trees and see the difference a rich organic compost will make in building the health of your soil and the health and productivity of your plants. “

— Scott A. Murray, Organic Grower and Consultant for 42 years

“I’ve been using your mulch and compost for over two years now. After spreading your mulch around my plants, the weeds have almost completely disappeared and I’ve been able to significantly reduce the frequency that I water because the mulch retains the soil moisture so well. The nutrients from the mulch seem to help the plants and I’ve also noticed the worm population in the soil has exploded!”

“Your employees are all very helpful and I always feel welcome. Thanks for helping to make my landscaping look so much better!”

— Steve Kinkead

“First time customer. You have an amazing employee, Mari. She was very professional, kind and patient and conducted herself like an owner. Excellent customer service. Also love your prices and the quality of your product. Great experience from A-Z. I will return and happy to refer your business whenever possible.”

— Scott Ulves

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