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How to Start Tomatoes from Seed Indoors

How to Start Tomatoes from Seed Indoors

I planted our first tomatoes yesterday, Feb 10, here in Michigan. These particular tomatoes I planted are the sweetest darn tomatoes you can grow - SunSugar cherry tomatoes. I started them so early...

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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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Garden Trials Yield New Vegetable Choices

Garden Trials Yield New Vegetable Choices

The results are in from the Harris Seeds annual Home Garden Trials. Vegetable gardeners now have some new green beans, squash and tomato choices for 2014.

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Drying on the Vine

Drying on the Vine

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It turns out there’s an alternative to drying tomatoes in the oven or using a vegetable dehydrator in the kitchen. Just let the sun do the work.

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Grafted vs. Ungrafted Tomato Report

Grafted vs. Ungrafted Tomato Report

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Gardeners will start seeing more grafted vegetables on the market next season. But are they worth the extra expense? Here are the results of one gardener's side-by-side tomato trial.

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tomato problem

we planted san marzano tomatoes this year and the bottoms had black rot that was going up into the tomatoes, do you have any idea what that might be? fungus, bacteria, bugs?

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Small Batch Preserving

Small Batch Preserving

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Small-batch preserving is perfect for gardeners with small gardens or those with vegetables that don’t ripen all at once. It's also an easy, time-saving alternative to marathon canning sessions. Here's how to fill the freezer with small batches of tomatoes, peppers and zucchini.

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The Sweetest Tomatoes Win Top Prizes

The Sweetest Tomatoes Win Top Prizes

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The NatureSweet Homegrown Tomato Challenge is back on the calendar this year. Home gardeners in three cities line up to test their tomato-growing skills against others.

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Tomato Abundance

Tomato Abundance

It is the end of August and we are at the peak for summer tomatoes. Here are 15 ways to eat tomatoes (hum this to the tune of "50 ways to leave your lover" as you harvest).

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My first garden!

My first garden!

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thses are pics from my first garden. In my garden are husky cherry tomatoes, early girl tomatoes, okra, bell peppers, onion and watermelon. included is a pic of my pineapple plants and a lemon tree...

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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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Grafted Tomato Trials Set to Begin

Grafted Tomato Trials Set to Begin

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This year’s gardening trials for Harris Seeds includes a side-by-side comparison of three varieties of grafted heirloom tomatoes versus non-grafted varieties.

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Tomatoes,

Tomatoes,

We had so many tomatoes in 2011 that we had to give some of them away and I made wholemade spaghetti sauce which I froze and had for the next 2 months:) It was delish!

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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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Grow Spinach from Seeds

Spinach is one of the healthiest leafy greens you can eat. It is loaded with plenty of vitamins and minerals that all doctors and nutritionists would recommend. So why not add this healthy tasty...

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The Health Benefits of the Potatoes you are Growing in your Backyard garden

The Health Benefits of the Potatoes you are Growing in your Backyard garden

Who doesn't love to eat potatoes? Whether you are making grandma's aged old casserole dish, mashing up a sweet potato recipe, or simply making a baked potato, there are limitless choices to what you...

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Tomatoes and Chiles = Salsa, part 2

Tomatoes and Chiles = Salsa, part 2

Combining our peak of the season summer vegetables--tomatoes and chiles to make salsa--results in a fiery and flavorful dish. Homemade is easy to do and so much better than store-bought. Chop it by hand or use the food processor.

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Tomatoes and Chiles = Salsa, part 1

Tomatoes and Chiles = Salsa, part 1

When tomatoes are in abundance it is time to make salsa! Here's a little chile talk on the back porch before going inside to prepare salsa--see how easy it is to make your own.

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Garden Gazpacho

Garden Gazpacho

When tomatoes are ripe and in season this simple, savory soup is the perfect way to begin a meal, or to enjoy for lunch, perhaps with some bread and cheese. This is not a ho-hum, cold, watery soup; it is packed full of flavor.

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