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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Tomatoes are by far the most popular vegetable (actually, it's a fruit) grown in home vegetable gardens. There are many different ways of planting tomatoes and everyone has their own way. Many gardeners have certain rituals and techniques they use to plant tomatoes, and some even get down...
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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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    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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    Vegetable gardeners have argued for years about whether they should prune tomato plants. Some gardeners are very religious about their pruning tomatoes, while others could care less. So which gardener is right? I have had successful tomato crops when I pruned and also when I didn't prune tomato...
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    Just about every tomato grower has a secret weapon for growing those perfect tomatoes. There are just about as many different methods that people use to grow tomatoes as there are tomato varieties. Organic gardening methods have brought about many homemade tomato fertilizers and techniques -...
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    One of the vegetable gardening blogs/websites that I check out frequently is Kenny Point's veggiegardeningtips.com. His website is always packed with very interesting articles and videos. Recently he featured a video on a new tomato trellising and training system. This system looks like a far...
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    One rainy day a couple weeks ago I was kicked back in the recliner catching up on some recently missed TV shows. While flipping through the channel I came across an infomercial about growing tomatoes using the Topsy Turvy Upside-Down Tomato Planter. For those that have no clue what a Topsy...
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    It has been a month since I planted my tomato plants, and I figured I would give an update on them. I planted 11 tomato plants in my garden on April 14th, 2009 and added two more tomato plants on May 3rd, 2009 for a total of 13 tomato plants. Some gardeners think having 13 plants is bad luck...
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    Tomatoes are vigorous, fast growing, and heavy feeding plants which require fertilization a few times during the season. Tomatoes have specific nutritional needs such as nitrogen, phosphate, potash, calcium, magnesium, potassium and other micro-nutrients to build cell wall structure and increase...
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    Tomatoes are without a doubt the most popular home-grown vegetable. There are many reasons for their popularity, such as great taste, an abundance of cultivars to choose from, and the ease of growing. Every home vegetable gardener should have tomatoes as a member of their garden. In the...
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