Category Archives: Tomatoes

Why is the Tomato Considered Fruit

It was always my understanding that all plants produce flowers.  This is something that my grandmother told me.  I recently was told about how conifers produce spores, and so grandma was wrong. Further research tells me that only ‘flowering plants’ … Continue reading

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Germinating Tomato Seeds at Home: How To

Germinating tomato seeds at home is something that I practice every year.  One reason has to do with the cost savings.  Another is to keep myself true to the art of horticulture. When I hear about farmers struggling to make … Continue reading

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Tomato Pruning and Caging

I had lunch with the ladies this Wednesday and was amazed how most of them had experienced Amazon tomato plants — unruly plants that hide their fruit and are so dense that short arms can not retrieve them. I politely … Continue reading

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How Do I Make An Upside Down Tomato Planter

Periodically I have found myself at the home and garden store thinking about these topsy turvy tomato planters wondering how they provide all of the necessary components of tomato health. Sometimes when I am driving I see the swollen bags … Continue reading

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Canning and Freezing Tomatoes

This time of year I find myself past the August  burnout of ripe tomatoes and am wanting them again.  Thinking of cooking for the whole family a Christmas dinner with ingredients grown in my garden gives me a warm feeling … Continue reading

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Tomato Cracking and Green Fruit | Tomato Problems

In my years as a gardener there have been many shared attempts to increase tomato fruit yields.  The best way to do this(after the plants are in the ground) is to do the best you can with what the plants … Continue reading

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Low Acid Tomatoes | Growing Yellow Tomatoes

This year I experimented with a low acid variety of tomato that I found at my local nursery.  Initially I was skeptical about the plant because it did not look as healthy as the other ‘Early Girl’ and “Better Boy’ … Continue reading

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