Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 8, Number 4
Dear Tomato Dirt reader,
Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A few times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.
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FEATURE: Heirlooms and Hybrids: What's the Difference - And Which Should I Choose?
It's a controversy that sparks passionate debate between normally level-headed gardening aficionados. Should you choose heirloom tomato or hybrid tomato varieties?
Not to be politically correct here, but the truth is that there is no right answer. It's all about what you like in tomatoes and tomato plants. Tomato gardeners develop personal preferences when they choose tomato varieties to grow. Both have strengths and weaknesses.
We've dug up the dirt so you can choose for yourself.
Heirloom tomatoes are varieties that have
been reproduced for generations. They're true to their type from their own seed. Gardeners appreciate their consistency.
Like hybrids, they can be eaten raw or cooked.
Some heirlooms have production histories spanning hundreds of years. A tomato variety is considered an heirloom if …
Read more about the differences between heirloom tomatoes and hybrid tomatoes - plus check out more more fun info about heirloom tomatoes on our Pinterest board.
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Best Tips for Growing Tomatoes
The world's number one tomato Bible. Advice on 1300 varieties, soil preparation, pruning; and extensive help with pests and diseases from a leading industry expert to help you have the biggest, tastiest crop ever.
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Fun and Colorful Tomato Collections
More About Choosing Tomato Varieties
That’s it for now. More next time.
Until then, happy gardening!