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Midnight Snack Tomato is a Star

Midnight Snack Tomato is a Star

An All-America Selections winner in 2017, Midnight Snack shows its true colors when ripe. This snack-size tomato would be a colorful addition to any vegetable garden.

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What’s Wrong with My Tomato Plants?

What’s Wrong with My Tomato Plants?

Got tomato troubles? Here’s what could be going wrong in your vegetable garden.

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New Way to Fight Tomato Hornworms

New Way to Fight Tomato Hornworms

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Have tomato hornworms ever caused havoc in your vegetable garden? Now’s your chance to get revenge in a most delicious and satisfying way.

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Best Tasting Tomatoes from 2017

Best Tasting Tomatoes from 2017

Vegetable gardeners tend to gather at the end of the summer to pit their favorite tomatoes against the ones grown by friends, family members, neighbors and fellow master gardeners. The results are in from the great tomato tasting of 2017.

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Be a Summer Tomato Saver

Be a Summer Tomato Saver

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The calendar may say it’s autumn, but the tomato vines are still pumping out beautiful fruits. What a delicious problem to have! Here are four ways to preserve tomatoes to savor over winter.

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Love Apples for Mother’s Day

Love Apples for Mother’s Day

It seems fitting to send out some special appreciation to mother’s this week. Instead of flowers, how about a beautiful bouquet of Love Apples with sentimental names?

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Top Tomato Choices for 2016

Top Tomato Choices for 2016

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The end of summer is a good time to evaluate what grew well in the garden and make a few notes for next season. Here's my tomato roundup for 2016.

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Save Tomato Seeds the Easy Way

Save Tomato Seeds the Easy Way

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I've found a way to save heirloom tomatoes that takes a few minutes, but yields great results. All you need is a paper towel and a pen.

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Candyland Tomatoes Make a Sweet Garden Treat

Candyland Tomatoes Make a Sweet Garden Treat

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One of the newest award winners from All-America Selections is a currant-size tomato named for the classic children’s board game. These tomatoes are sweet and fun to grow.

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How to Choose Tomatoes for your Garden

How to Choose Tomatoes for your Garden

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It’s safe to say there are more kinds of tomatoes to plant this year than ever before. With so many old heirlooms, new cultivars and special hybrids on the market these days, how can a vegetable gardener decide what to plant?

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Is Growing Ketchup ‘n’ Fries a Good Idea?

Is Growing Ketchup ‘n’ Fries a Good Idea?

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When I planted a Ketchup ‘n’ Fries grafted tomato-potato plant in spring, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Now that the harvest is over, it’s time to find out if that plant lived up to its name.

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New Vegetable Grafting Mirrors Old Solanum Experiments

New Vegetable Grafting Mirrors Old Solanum Experiments

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What do you get when you cross a tomato with a potato plant? If you answered the new Ketchup ‘n’ Fries plant from Territorial Seed Company, you’re right.

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How to Grow a Giant Tomato

How to Grow a Giant Tomato

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The world record for giant tomatoes was set in the 1980s and hasn’t been topped since. If you want to challenge your vegetable gardening skills this summer, why not try to beat the record? Here are tomato-growing tips for getting started now.

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Time to Savor Heirloom Flavor

Time to Savor Heirloom Flavor

Doreen G. Howard’s new book helps gardeners—especially those who like to cook—explore the joys of growing and enjoying heirloom vegetables, fruits and herbs. She generously shares her Cream of Fresh Tomato soup recipe to demonstrate the delicious difference heirlooms can make.

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Straw Bale Gardening (Part I)

Straw Bale Gardening (Part I)

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Having read Straw Bale Gardens, by Joel Karsten, I was ready to try growing in my first straw bale.

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Reader Recap: How Did Your Garden Grow?

Reader Recap: How Did Your Garden Grow?

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What were you happiest with in your garden during the 2012 season? Please share your most successful gardening tips, best plant recommendations and other good growing ideas.

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7 things Ive learned this year and a mystery tomato plant

7 things I've learned this year and a mystery tomato plant

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My garden is back...bigger and badder than ever...but where did that tomato variety come from? And what the heck is it?

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Book Review: The Texas Tomato Lovers Handbook

Book Review: The Texas Tomato Lover's Handbook

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This book is a must-have reference for any tomato lover.

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Good Things Grow in Small Packages

Good Things Grow in Small Packages

‘Lizzano’ tomato, an All-America Selections vegetable winner for 2011, is a now a favorite in my garden, too.

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Re-Growing Your Tomatoes

Re-Growing Your Tomatoes

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The rooting-along-the-stem power of tomatoes isn't just for transplants anymore.

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