Flavour versatile couscous with mint, parsley and almonds, then serve with chilli-spiced roasted tomatoes and a garlic yogurt sauce.
PREPARING THE SOIL
Prefers well-drained, nutrient-rich soil with lots of organicTomato plants grow best in well drained, moderately acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0 to 6.8 is optimum) with a good level of soil organic matter. Have the soil analyzed to determine the soil pH and whether any soil amendments (including lime, dolomite, and phosphate) are needed. A soil analysis is particularly recommended for new garden sites. A “standard” soil analysis, which measures soil pH and available soil phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium material. A soil pH of 6.0–8.0 will get plants growing, with an ideal range falling between 6.0–6.8.
To ensure adequate levels of the major plant nutrients, include a general fertilizer when preparing the garden before planting. Commonly available rapid-release fertilizer formulations suggested for vegetables are 16 16-16 (“triple-16”) and 10-20-20 (these numbers refer to the percentages of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash in the fertilizer).