Inspired by this article from K-State Research & Extension, http://www.hfrr.ksu.edu/doc3384.ashx, I have applied my own version of red mulch. Studies have shown that by applying red mulch yields can be improved. I found this lovely Christmas tree skirt in the back of a random storage closet and felt like it might help. Or maybe the royal Christmas tree treatment of my tomato plant will make it feel so special it produces more tomatoes for me. Actually, all I'm asking for this year is some tomatoes. Even five whole tomatoes all season long will be better than last year. Please tomatoes, just grow!