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QUESTION: Help! Birds are eating my tomatoes

QUESTION: Help! Birds are eating my tomatoes

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I have several tomato plants and as soon as one of the tomatoes get red and ripe almost ready to pick something comes along and takes bites out of it. I am pretty sure it is birds because it happens...

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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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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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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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