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Tomatoes: Planning & Planting for an Outstanding Harvest
"B.E.R" actually results when the plant is unable to take up enough calcium, and adding eggshells or other calcium sources won't fix an uptake problem. Tomato plants appreciate a deep drink twice a week, maybe three times in hot, dry weather.You can purchase...
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Signs & Symptoms of Over Watering Tomatoes
If the plant is watered excessively during this time, the shell cracks. If your plant seems to have an overabundance of leaves, but no fruit, suspect too much water or nitrogen.As a tomato begins to ripen from green to red, the fruit develops a thin,...
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Tomato Plants & Epsom Salt
Blossom end rot is also a sign. This is when the tomato blossom causes a large black spot on the very bottom of the fruit that gets bigger and bigger as the tomato grows. Apply every other week.Dissolve 1 tbsp.
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How to Grow Short & Bushy Tomatoes
Grow bush, vining and other tomato types in full-sun sites and organically rich soil, and space the plants according to the type. Alternatively space tomatoes according to the final growing dimensions on the seed packet or plant label.
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Heirloom Tomatoes: Open Pollinated or Hybrid
He has been co-leading a unique all-volunteer project to create new dwarf-growing varieties. One of the latest debates in vegetable gardening is the heirloom: open pollinated vs the hybrid tomato.
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How to Grow Tomatoes in Kansas
Dig the soil with a shovel to a depth of 8 inches or use a rototiller. The two most common reasons for tomato failure in Kansas are planting them too early before temperatures are sufficiently warm, and not providing adequate moisture, especially during...
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How to Repair Overwatered Tomato Plants
Remove only young leaves and shoots. Water the plants early in the morning rather than later in the day for the best results. Tomato plants benefit from regular moderate irrigation—a little bit of water every day rather than gross fluctuations in watering...
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The Best Fungicide for Tomatoes
Plant tomatoes in a different spot every three years to prevent diseases from building up in the soil.After the first fruits set on the plant, the lower leaves of the plant can become infected with white or gray spots with a black or brown margin.
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How Deep Do Tomato Roots Grow?
The ideal depth for root growth on an mature plant is at least 18 inches, even though the main portion of the root system is found in the first 12 inches. Helping the plant create a deep root system starts at planting.
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How to Get Rid of Rats That Are Eating My Tomatoes
This may include dog food bowls or a compost pile nearby.Pour three to five moth balls into a small cloth bag. Rats are a common pest outside homes and in gardens. Moth balls are a natural rat repellent, but they dissolve in the rain so you will have...
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Remedies for Leaf Curl in Tomato Plants
Herbicidal leaf curl can result in a harder-than-normal or misshapen tomato fruit, but unless the exposure to the herbicide is prolonged and severe, most plants will recover, especially if you provide them with frequent watering.Sucking insects like the...
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Can Cucumbers & Tomatoes Be Grown Together?
While cucumber mosaic virus does affect both tomatoes and cucumbers, the disease is not limited to these two crops -- it affects more than 40 families of plants. Companion plants help one another in several ways, including making it more difficult for...
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Limbaugh\'s Legacy: My Favorite Heirloom Tomato, \
Both the man and his tomatoes will be missed, and I hope that others will continue his tradition of generosity, spreading ‘Potato Top' tomatoes to gardens far and wide.My favorite tomatoes for flavor are pink beefsteaks, and ‘Potato Top' fits that...
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How to Mix Epsom Salt for Tomatoes
Use your fingers or a trowel.Irrigate your tomato plant to dissolve the crystals, releasing the nutrients into the soil. For every foot of plant. Feed your tomatoes Epsom salt once every two weeks for a plant larger and more fruitful than last season.Grow...
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What is the Difference Between Heirloom Tomatoes & Regular Tomatoes?
We're all familiar with regular tomatoes, but what's an heirloom? If you've noticed strange-looking tomatoes--those with different colors and shapes--then you've seen an heirloom. The term refers to varieties that were often unique and limited to only...
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What Effect Does Rain Have on Tomatoes?
Laying mulch and setting up a regular watering schedule can help prevent splitting and cracking by keeping the soil moisture consistent despite irregular rain.A tomato plant can start to rot at its blossoms, causing the blossom end of the fruit to turn...
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What Makes Tomatoes Mealy?
Tomatoes are originally native to South America and even though they are grown practically everywhere in the world today, are still sensitive to extreme cold. Cold temperatures convert the natural sugars in the tomato to starch.
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How to Grow Tomatoes in 5-Gallon Buckets
Fill the buckets to halfway and set aside the extra soil to fill in around the plants.Dig a hole in the center of the growing mix to equal the size of the seedling's roots. Poke the stake into the soil about 2 inches from the plant so you don't injure...
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The Best Time to Plant Tomatoes in Georgia
If you live in Northern Georgia, you may have to wait until late February or early March.Plant seedlings from mid-March to early May in Georgia. Protect the plants by bringing them indoors at night in September and October if you live in the northern...
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What Are Those Little White Insects on My Tomato Plants?
Even the healthiest tomatoes () attract tiny white insects intent stealing their nutritious sap. Freeze the dust cup overnight before emptying its contents into a sealed plastic bag and placing it in the trash.A host of beneficial bugs, including pirate...
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When to Plant Tomatoes in Tennessee
Late April is usually safe to plant tomatoes in Tennessee, but you can wait well into June.For best results, do not plant tomatoes in the same section of your garden two years in a row.
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How Are Tomato Seed Dispersed?
Tomato plants are now a staple in the home garden. Lycopene helps ward off many cancers.Tomato plants originally come from South and Central America along the Andes Mountains. Wildlife readily dispersed tomato seeds throughout countries such as Bolivia,...
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How Often Should Tomato Plants Be Watered?
You should only have to water every second or third day. Remove the flat when the soil is moist. Water effects how the fruit looks: too much and the tomato will suffer from blossom-end rot; too little and the tomato will crack (also called cat facing).After...
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How to Grow Better Boy Tomatoes
Remove the bottom two leaves from each plant and plant in a, so that these leaf nodes are covered by soil. If you're looking for a variety that has flavorful, all-purpose fruits, a tomato called "Better Boy" could be the perfect choice.
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Tomato Plants Getting Spotty? Don\'t Panic! How to Prevent and Treat Tomato Blights
If you're using a sprinkler, switch to a bottom watering method. Mulching under the plants not only suppresses weeds but also prevents hard rain from splashing soil - and fungal spores - up onto the foliage.
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Why Are My Tomato Plants\' Leaves Turning Yellow?
Usually grown as annuals, tomato plants are susceptible to many diseases. Avoid planting tomatoes or any related plants in that area for at least four years.Tomato diseases are difficult to treat and eradicate once they take hold.
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How to Grow Tomatoes in Uganda
There are many varieties in Uganda, but only a few of them are disease- and wilt-resistant. Contact the Office of International Programs in Agriculture to find where to obtain these plants.
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How to Grow Grape Tomatoes in a Pot
The pot must have at least one large drainage hole and can be plastic, which tends to dry out slowly, or clay, a more quickly drying material.loose, well-drained soil that's rich in organic matter.
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Tomato Plant Diseases Identification
The same fungus is also responsible for Fusarium crown rot, in which leaves turn black and a "canker" appears at the stem base. A time-honored alternative to treating tomato plant diseases is a mixture of 1 part skim milk to 9 parts water applied as a...
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