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Indeterminate Or Determinate Tomatoes – Which Is Right For Your Garden?

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If you are a tomato gardener, then you know there are several thousands of tomato varieties to choose from. You may also know that all tomatoes are classified as either determinate or indeterminate. If you are planting tomato plants for the first time, you might be asking, what is the difference between these two classifications?
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How to Banish Blossom Rot From Your Tomato Garden

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Blossom rot, or blossom end rot, is a common problem encountered by professional and back yard tomato gardeners. You may be asking what is blossom rot? It is a disease that that can be identified by a dark, rotten spot at the blossom end of developing tomatoes. But no need to despair, as there are
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The Best Tomato Varieties For Your Container Gardening

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A great alternative for the tomato gardener with limited garden space is to use buckets, pots or containers to grow tomato plants. Container gardening offers many advantages, such as growing a few plants in containers is a lot less intimidating to beginning gardeners than trying to plan and care for a large vegetable garden. Without
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How To Grow Tomatoes By Seed

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The decision to grow tomatoes from seed is a personal one, as many gardeners prefer to simply purchase plants to transplant directly into their vegetable garden or containers. Those who choose to plant by seeds are a bit more adventurous and prefer the more hands-on of growing tomatoes from seed. Of course, this is a
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Which Tomato Will You Grow For Your Homemade Sauce

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With thousands of tomato varieties available today, selecting the variety of tomatoes you want to grow in your garden can seem like an overwhelming project. Tomatoes are very diverse, as each variety offers up its own unique set of characteristics, such as flavor, size, and even color. Is your objective for growing tomatoes to serve
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How To Use Household Cleaners With Safety

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Today’s household cleaning products not only make life easier, they are said to make it a lot healthier, as well. Whatever the cleaning challenge, you can probably find a product that’s perfectly suited to getting the job done right. Cleaning and killing germs are serious business, plus the medical community agrees that cleanliness practices — such
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Benefits of Growing an Organic Vegetable Garden

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Most of us go to the nearest grocery store to purchase fruits and vegetables. Most of the produce we buy is brought in from faraway places, like blueberries are brought in from Columbia during the winter months in the northern hemisphere (in the N.H. of the earth fresh blueberries are available May thru October). You also
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Blanching and Freezing Your Garden Vegetables

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Do you have a garden? Maybe you have a lot of vegetables that you are giving away to family, friends, and neighbors through the growing season. Usually when the season comes to an end, a gardener with a medium to large vegetable garden will still have an abundance of vegetables, and after giving them away
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Caring for Your Flower Garden

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Knowing how to care for your flower garden can make a big difference in the look and over-all health of your plants. Here are some easy tips to help your garden be vibrant with green vegetation and plenty of blossoming flowers. Tips For a Vibrant Garden 1. The essentials must always be given major consideration
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