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[Tomato Dirt #174] 3 Things to Look for When Buying Tomato Plants
April 11, 2019
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Two horticulturalists combine forces to give you advice about the right way to prune, fertilize, water and stake tomatoes.
You’ll be able to diagnose pest and disease problems using step by step priceless information, illustrated with 260 full color photos.
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Whether you want to know how to buy tomato plants through the mail or in person at a garden center, a few principles help you choose which varieties to buy.
For instance, you need to know what kinds of tomatoes you wish to grow: cherry tomatoes for snacking, beefsteak tomatoes for sandwiches, plum tomatoes for sauces and for drying? And you need to choose tomato varieties that will work well in your garden’s climate and growing conditions.
But when it comes to actually inspecting the plants to check their health (whether those in stock on the shelves or those that you ordered by mail), look for these three things:
Discover what else to look for when you buy tomato plants
… and specifics about how to buy tomato plants through the mail.
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