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    As the cold weather settles in over the next few months, you may find yourself wishing for the busy gardening days of spring and summer. Though some fall planting may keep us occupied, things seem to go much slower during this time of year. If you feel like your hands may be too idle for the...
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    Veggie gardeners everywhere appreciate a well grown tomato. When you produce a healthy, delicious tomato, it truly does seem like the sky is the limit. There is so much you can do with that tomato but first you have to grow it. When it comes to growing tomatoes, we are constantly striving to...
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    For many of us, garden space is at a premium. This sometimes makes it so that we must choose between what we really want to plant and what we have room to plant. Although such decisions may riddle some of us with despair, this is when we should stop looking sadly into the dirt and instead look...
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    Enjoying a delicious tomato sandwich is high on the list of priorities for many of us this summer. As we painstakingly grow and care for our tomato plants, it is only natural to look forward to the reward that comes when we are surrounded by vibrant tomatoes. Though we humans enjoy these...
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    Commonly seen in the veggie garden is the tomato. In addition to being delicious and having a place alongside or inside of many meals, tomato plants and seeds are widely available. Most everyone can appreciate a crisp tomato on their burger, in their salad, or as part of a pasta dish, and as a...
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    There is frustration aplenty to be had when you set out into the garden in search of that perfect tomato only to instead find one with blossom end rot. Though it is a common issue with which veggie gardeners are faced, it is no less disheartening when it rears its ugly head. Rather than letting...
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    Everyone likes to see a few extra dollars in their bank account. Not only is saving money nice, but so is having a little extra to put into the things you enjoy, such as gardening. This is why saving money when growing vegetables is important, as it allows you to purchase the necessary supplies...
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    Tomatoes are universally popular in gardens everywhere. Whether you are new to gardening or very experienced, chances are tomatoes are on the list of things you wish to grow. If you purchase a pack of seeds, you can simply read the instructions for basic planting information. While this is...
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    Watching as beautiful tomatoes come to fruition thanks to your gardening efforts is quite rewarding. As they appear, small and green, transitioning soon to become large, red, and delicious, we wait eagerly for the day they are ready to be plucked from the vine and moved inside to the dinner...
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    Ok they aren't really black in most cases, but more a shade of dark purple to, in extreme cases, chocolate, but these wonderful heirloom varieties often date back hundreds of years and range from such rich beefsteak tomatoes as the Purple Cherokee to the berry sized Black Cherry. Popular...
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    If you planted tomatoes this season, chances are you're beginning to see high yields. Though it's satisfying to see your plants teeming with the juicy, red bulbs, if you are like most gardeners, your joy may have turned to panic when trying to figure out just how to utilize the large harvest of...
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    Tomatoes are one of the most varied plants you can put in your vegetable garden. Available in a wide range of shapes, colors, and tastes, there really is something for everyone. But how do you choose what to plant? Here's a quick breakdown of some of the most popular tomatoes gardeners tend to...
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    The June Tomato of the Month is the Mr. Stripey heirloom tomato. Mr. Stripey is also sometimes called 'Tigerella'. Mr. Stripey is an indeterminate tomato that can grow to a height of almost 9 feet and produces fruit that weighs over one pound. The fruit is typically reddish-yellow with...
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    Caring for tomatoes after transplanting is a breeze if you follow a few easy guidelines. Truthfully, tomatoes are not that difficult to grow at all. This is one of the reasons why growing tomatoes is so popular in most home vegetable gardens. Of course, you want the most optimum conditions you...
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    Many tomato growing enthusiasts will tell you the best way to water tomato plants is by watering deep. By watering the tomatoes deep you supply water and valuable nutrients right where the plant needs it the most - at the roots. Watering the soil and roots of the tomato plant can play a vital...
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    Growing tomatoes has become a popular past time and infatuation for many vegetable gardeners. Tomatoes are arguably the most popularly grown vegetable (although they are technically a fruit) in the U.S. for the home gardener. With so many different and interesting varieties, it's no wonder...
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    Tomatoes are arguably the most popular plant grown in the home vegetable garden, and tomato fertilizers are a hot topic. Tomatoes are very hardy plants and can be grown in almost every hardiness zone. One of the most frequent questions many tomato gardeners ask is, "What is the best fertilizer...
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    If you purchase tomato seedlings from a local garden center, they usually come in a very small flat or seedling pot. Keeping your tomato seedlings in this type of container for an extended time can cause the seedling to become root bound and can slow down growth. Tomato plants love being...
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    This is final part of a seven part series on some quirks that can be found with tomatoes. This article will end the Tomato Quirks Series. If you missed the first six articles, you can check them out here: Tomato Quirks Part 1 - Catfacing Tomato Quirks Part 2 - Bumpy Stems Tomato Quirks Part 3...
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    This is Part Six of a seven part series on some quirks that can be found with tomatoes. If you missed the other Tomato Quirks articles, you can check them out here: Tomato Quirks Part 1 - Catfacing Tomato Quirks Part 2 - Bumpy Stems Tomato Quirks Part 3 - Green Shoulders Tomato Quirks Part 4...
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