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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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    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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    There are literally thousands of different varieties of tomatoes available for the home vegetable gardener today. With this huge assortment of tomato varieties comes a little confusion between what is a hybrid and what is a heirloom tomato. Here is some information on what is meant when someone...
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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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    The Amana Orange Heirloom Tomato The Tomato of the Month for May is the Amana Orange Heirloom Tomato. The Amana Orange gets its name from the Amana Colonies of Iowa. It is a bright orange to yellowish-orange beefsteak tomato that can grow to a size upwards of two pounds with a diameter of...
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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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    Properly watering tomatoes is arguably one of the most important steps for growing plump, juicy tomatoes in the vegetable garden. Watering tomatoes too much or not enough can destroy or limit production and can contribute to increasing the chances for disease. Watering tomatoes deep is the best...
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    The Tomato of the Month for April is the Mortgage Lifter Heirloom Tomato. The Mortgage Lifter Heirloom Tomato may have a strange name, but it has some awesome qualities. This heirloom variety has a very interesting history that starts back in the 1930's in Logan, West Virginia. As the story...
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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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    There are almost as many options for a tomato plant support as there are tomato varieties to choose from. If you are new to growing tomatoes, finding proper tomato plant supports can be daunting. The one thing to remember is there really is no right or wrong solution for a tomato plant support...
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    The Tomato of the Month for January 2010 is the Black Krim Tomato. The Black Krim is an heirloom tomato that has gained much popularity in the last few years. The Black Krim is highly regarded for its excellent, yet bold taste, and medium to large size. This tomato can vary in color ranging from...
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