Every gardener knows, or soon learns, that the makings of a great harvest are quite literally sown all the way back at the beginning of the season with planting. Planting may never be handled haphazardly if you want your plans to grow quickly, grow big and thrive. Every plant has its own requirements, and learning … Read more
Gardeners know that every plant sort of has its own “personality” while it’s growing. Some are easy-going and amenable to less-than-perfect treatment, whereas other plants are total primadonnas that require exacting care for any sort of good results. Tomatoes tend to fall closer to the latter category, and forums abound with horror stories of tomatoes … Read more
When it comes to gardening, only a casual observer or a rank novice would think that all it takes is throwing some seeds on the ground, hitting them with the water hose, and waiting to collect your fruits and veggies in a couple of months. You and I know that nothing is further from the … Read more
Planting tomatoes is really easy because they are low-maintenance, fairly hardy plants. Whether you grow from seeds you purchased, or seeds taken from a tomato that has passed its best-before date, some seeds will happily take, and others just will not. There is always the question of either over-populating or under-populating your yard. So, how … Read more
If you’ve got a shady corner of your garden, don’t despair—you can still grow tomatoes! While it is true that tomato plants thrive in full sun, there are several varieties that can handle partial shade. Here are some tomatoes that will grow well even if they don’t get direct sunlight throughout the day – and … Read more
Growing tomatoes is simple. After all, isn’t that why so many gardeners choose to grow them as their first introduction to backyard growing? Unfortunately, it’s a bit more complicated than simply watering and fertilizing your tomatoes. You also need to truly know your tomato – and whether it is a bush or a vine. One … Read more
Are there still green tomatoes hanging on the vine and a hard frost is coming your way? For far too long gardeners have shaken their collective heads in disgust at the loss of robust and juicy looking tomatoes that simply are not going to ripen in time to beat Mother Nature. Sure, you can try … Read more
Tomatoes are one of the most commonly grown vegetables around the globe, often receiving the affectionate nickname of “kingpin of the garden.” While it is really easy to grow tomatoes in a garden, doing it correctly and successfully is another story. Proper care is very important to avoid compromising your crop. Regular maintenance activities, such … Read more
Tomatoes are one of the most popular garden plants, and for good reason. They taste delicious, are healthy, and are a common ingredient in recipes. The rich flavor of ripe tomatoes is simply hard to beat. Growing tomato plants is not hard, but you have to start them at the right time to make sure … Read more
If you could only pick one type of tomato to grow on your homestead, what would it be?
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