Growing Tomatoes

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Prune Tomatoes If You Prefer

A listener wrote last week to ask about pruning tomatoes. The first thing to know is, you don’t have to do it, it’s up to you. Secondly, you probably only want to prune vining varieties.

06/29/2015

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Never Too Late For Fresh Tomatoes

Well that took long enough. Finally, we grew a tomato or two!

09/11/2013

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When Hornworms Horn In On Your Garden

Hornworms can devour all the leaves on your tomatoes, peppers, and other plants in that same family very quickly. But don’t reach for the pesticides just yet.

09/11/2012

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Tomatoes Need Both Sun And Shade

Tomatoes need sun to grow, that much we know, at least 6 hours of sun a day or so. But too much sun and heat can also be bad for them.

08/28/2012

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Let Full Sun Shine On Plants That Need It

When you see it says on a plant label that something needs ‘full sun,’ what does that mean?

03/20/2012