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QUESTION: Are assassin bugs friend or foe to tomato plants?

QUESTION: Are assassin bugs friend or foe to tomato plants?

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I see assasin bugs on my tomatoes but not many other bugs. However several tomatoes were damaged and rotted on the plant before they were ripe. Will the assasin bugs cause any harm to the...

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QUESTION: Tomato Problem....

QUESTION: Tomato Problem....

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My tomato plants have curling leaves. What is wrong, and what can I do about it?   This is a perplexing problem and I am not sure what the issue is.  Any advice would be appreciated. I started  my tomatoes from seed this year.   I have a few...

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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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All About Tomatoes

All About Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are the favorite food crop of America's home gardeners. If you need information on selecting tomato varieties or on growing, pruning, trellising, and trellising your plants, and protecting them from pests, you've come to the right place. We've got tomato recipes, too.

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The Tomato Dilemma: What kinds should I plant?

The Tomato Dilemma: What kinds should I plant?

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If you're just starting out as a vegetable gardner, the countless tomato types available is overwhelming. How do you know what to plant? What's right for your garden space? What's right for your...

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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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Video: How to Plant Tomatoes

Video: How to Plant Tomatoes

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Tomatoes like to be planted very deeply. Deep planting helps to ensure that your plants will grow to be healthy and robust.If your plant came in a peat pot, make sure you remove all of the pot before...

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Tomato Trivia, Your Health,  And George Clooney

Tomato Trivia, Your Health, And George Clooney

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It just so happens, by happy coincidence, all three of these topics actually intersect; at least in this post.

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When Blight Wipes Out Your Tomatoes, Eat Beans

When Blight Wipes Out Your Tomatoes, Eat Beans

Like investors, gardeners should diversify their portfolios. So when the tomato "market" crashes, you will still have something fresh to eat.

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Gardening Tip: Old Bedsheets Make Great Tomato Ties

Gardening Tip: Old Bedsheets Make Great Tomato Ties

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Put your tattered sheets to good use in the garden.

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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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Heirloom Tomato History

Heirloom Tomato History

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Where'd Your Tomato Get Its Name?

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Video: Its Tomatomania! So Why Do You Grow Tomatoes?

Video: It's Tomatomania! So Why Do You Grow Tomatoes?

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We took a trip to the annual Tomatomania festival this weekend for a look at what's hot in heirloom tomatoes, from Matt's Wild Cherry Tomatoes (my favorite) to the Green Zebra variety. Plus, tell us why YOU grow tomatoes.

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Beyond Beefsteak Tomatoes: In Search of the Unusual

Beyond Beefsteak Tomatoes: In Search of the Unusual

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Everyone loves beefsteaks, but they don't do all that well for me, so I usually opt for small and midsize offerings.

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Video: My Almost Record Tomato

Video: My Almost Record Tomato

Want to see the biggest tomato I've grown to date? In this video I clip a cluster of heirloom tomatoes including one that nearly tops the Massachusetts state record.

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The Starter Garden

The Starter Garden

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Leaf lettuce, green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini are good choices for a first garden.

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How to Start Tomato Plants from Cuttings

How to Start Tomato Plants from Cuttings

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Starting tomato plants from cuttings is a fast and easy project that even beginners can do blindfolded.

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Growing Trouble-Free Cherry Tomatoes

Growing Trouble-Free Cherry Tomatoes

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Grown right, these little fruits are less prone to problems that plague larger-fruited varieties.

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Selecting and Growing Great Paste Tomatoes

Selecting and Growing Great Paste Tomatoes

For paste, pasta sauce, and homemade ketchup, pick a variety suited to the purpose.

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Tomatoes for Stuffing

Tomatoes for Stuffing

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Like peppers, stuffing tomatoes have a hollow cavity that can be packed with a variety of fillings. These colorful varieties make impressive edible bowls.

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