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Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style

Summer Salad, Nicoise-Style

Summertime and the living is easy--supper time involves as little cooking as possible--and preparing something simple with garden produce. Here is a recipe for an easy salad, Nicoise-style, using whatever you have on hand.

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Garden Bounty: Late Summer Garden Happenings

Garden Bounty: Late Summer Garden Happenings

What's going on in your garden? As the harvest season is peaking and some of our summer vegetable and herb plants are winding down, it is time for preserving, tidying up and getting ready to plant a few fall crops.

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5 Best Container Gardening Ideas from 2013

5 Best Container Gardening Ideas from 2013

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As the year draws to a close, it's time to take a look back at lessons learned in the container vegetable garden. Here are the top five "Best Of" ideas from 2013.

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Tomato Cutting Continues to Grow

Tomato Cutting Continues to Grow

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At the end of last year’s gardening season, I snipped the terminal shoot from a tomato plant, plunked it in a jar of water and kept it over the winter. Here’s how it looks today.

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Special Seed for High-Altitude Gardening

Special Seed for High-Altitude Gardening

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If you've ever run into problems growing vegetables in your garden, imagine the challenges of gardening at 8,120 feet high. Special circumstances like these call for special high-altitude seed grown by hardy gardeners.

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Tiny Tomatoes for Indoor Gardening

Tiny Tomatoes for Indoor Gardening

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If you have a sunny southern window, you just might be able to enjoy fresh tomatoes through the winter. Tiny Tim is an heirloom variety that’s a perfect “pet tomato” for growing indoors this time of year.

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Tomatoes: Request for Reader Recommendations

Tomatoes: Request for Reader Recommendations

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So many tomatoes; so little time. Please help me decide which varieties I should grow in my garden next year.

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Winter Tomatoes?

Winter Tomatoes?

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I think I'm going to be sorry that I didn't use my Earthbox for this little experiment.

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Tis the  Season...for Tomatoes that is...

Tis' the Season...for Tomatoes that is...

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It is that time of summer where we have sated our first summer tomato yearnings and moved on to just-picked tomatoes lined up on the backporch waiting to be incorporated into today's menus, or processed for the cold months to come. I love having a tomato glut.

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Sweet Treats Lives Up to Its Name

Sweet Treats Lives Up to Its Name

The new pink cherry tomato called ‘Sweet Treats’ is genetically different from red cherry tomatoes in the way it looks and tastes.

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QUESTION: Help! Nematodes Are Killing My Beloved Tomatoes

QUESTION: Help! Nematodes Are Killing My Beloved Tomatoes

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Okay, so I'm only a second season backyard gardener and for gardening info, I'm based in Southern California, a few blocks from the ocean. We put in two 4x6 beds last year and had bumper crops...

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How Do You Choose Which Tomato Varieties to Grow?

How Do You Choose Which Tomato Varieties to Grow?

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So many heirloom tomatoes; so little space.

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Help Pollinate Your Tomato Plants

Help Pollinate Your Tomato Plants

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This is the easiest hand-pollinating you'll ever do.

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Tomato Plants - Determinate, Indeterminate and VFFNTA

Tomato Plants - Determinate, Indeterminate and VFFNTA

Choosing tomato plants isn’t necessarily tricky. Still, most people only think of two things when they consider purchasing tomato plants for their home garden. They ask themselves what size (regular or cherry)? Next, they decide how many plants to buy and that’s it. There are a couple of other factors that may guide you in how to decide what tomato plant varieties to choose.

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A Few Good Bugs to Fight Tomato Pests

A Few Good Bugs to Fight Tomato Pests

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With regular observation, good gardeners catch potential problems before they become severe. By hand-picking, squashing, or pruning off insects pests, they're not likely to multiply beyond control. Helping beneficial insects flourish is extremely important as well.

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The Road to Healthy, Productive Tomatoes

The Road to Healthy, Productive Tomatoes

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One of the surest ways to healthy, productive tomato plants is a strategy that prevents tomato diseases.

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