tomato plants

Now, It’s Actually Fun To Start Tomatoes From Seed

by Polly Garden Recipes

Now, it’s actually fun to start tomatoes from seed. Anybody who gardens has got to get excited about watching the first sprouts poke through the soil and slowly uncurl into baby tomato plants. Unless you plant from seed, your tomatoes will taste just like every other tomato grown on your block. Growing  tomatoes from seed […]

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Top Reasons For Heirloom Tomatoes This Summer

by Polly How To Choose & Grow

While people have been talking about heirloom tomatoes for more than a decade, they have yet to reach an agreement on exactly what an heirloom variety is. So far, experts in the field agree that heirloom tomatoes are old, open-pollinated cultivars. In addition, these varieties also have a reputation for being high quality and easy to […]

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Tomato Plants: Troubleshooting

by Polly How To Choose & Grow

Troubleshooting flowers on tomato plants that are drying up and falling off without setting any fruit. There is an answer to this problem, but not necessarily a solution growers can control. First the good news — this condition is not related to any nutritional disorder, or any disease or insect damage. It is related to […]

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Your Tomato Plants

by Polly How To Choose & Grow

Are your tomato plants looking a little purple around the edges? No, it’s not a disease or pest problem. Your plants are trying to tell you that they need more phosphorus! This is a common problem early in the season, when the soil is still a bit cool and roots aren’t established enough to seek […]

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Michele Obama, It’s Now Time For Sowing Tomato Seeds

by Polly How To Choose & Grow

I always start sowing tomato seeds around  the middle of March because I want big and healthy plants for growing. March is gone, so start NOW if you haven’t done so yet. I plant three times as many seeds as I want plants. Why? Not all seeds will germinate.  And, I can later select the […]

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