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Old goals, new technology: How the Internet is saving tomatoes

April 11, 2013

BY GARDENERS, FOR GARDENERS In the world of tomatoes, some gardeners are taking control again. European explorers brought tomatoes back home with them, where they were, at first, greeted with suspicion due to their similarity to familiar toxic plants like deadly nightshade. Their amazing flavor quickly trumped those fears, perhaps in large part because tomatoes, […]

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Yes, you need to rotate your tomatoes. And your other vegetables, too.

July 25, 2012

The latest Garden Problem Solver winner wondered if it was necessary to rotate her tomato plants, and if so, how often. David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth were kind enough to provide the answer. You can find many more answers to everyday garden dilemmas in their books, What’s Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I […]

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January 31, 2011

I like to use the entire month of January to come up with resolutions, clean the house, tidy up loose ends, etc., etc. I don’t think that it’s reasonable to expect me to do Christmas things AND get my life in order just in time for that “fresh slate” thing on January 1st. People, I […]

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Late blight of tomatoes

August 7, 2009

Home gardeners and commercial tomato producers in the Eastern and Southern US face a potential tomato crop failure this summer. The problem is called late blight and is caused by a fungus. What are the symptoms? There are several different fungal diseases of tomatoes, including early blight and septoria leaf spot. But no other fungus […]

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