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Bury the Bush Not rated yet
You will get more substantial plants without sacrificing production if you "bury" your tomato bush at least halfway up the stem. The leaves will develop …
How can I grow a sweeter tomato? Not rated yet
I live in Macon, Georgia and grow Rutgers, Better Boy, and Whopper tomatoes, with good production. However I would like to know how to get a much sweeter …
Will hog wire work to support tomatoes? Not rated yet
Is there anything wrong with using hog wire for staking? Here are pictures of how I have it set up.
Tomato Dirt responds:
Your hog wire system …
Raised bed paradise Not rated yet
I only grow determinate (bush) varieties. I only grow 'open pollinated' heirloom varieties. This means I can save seed and the plants generally have better …
How to Drill Holes for Planting Tomatoes Not rated yet
When I plant tomatoes, I use a drill with a bit that's designated for planting bulbs. I run a string across the garden to mark the row. Then, every 10 …
Planting Not rated yet
Q. Can you plant tomatoes in same spot each year?
A. It's not recommended.
Crop rotation is an excellent practice for a couple of reasons.
Stacking straw around base of plants Not rated yet
We live on a 300 acre farm and my 17-year-old son grows a massive garden each year. He is amazing. We have 18 plants right now (8 different varieties) …
Starting Tomatoes Early Not rated yet
This year I started my tomato plants outdoors earlier than normal. Actually they were planted inside a hot box made from old window sashes in early March. …
Are beans and tomatoes compatible? Not rated yet
Q. I have heard that beans and tomatoes are
not compatible. Is this true?
And if so, is this for rotational purposes only
or should I not plant …
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