Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 2, Number 9

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! Once or twice a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

Grafted Tomatoes: What Are They and Why Grow Them?

Photo: Hobby Farms

Grafted tomatoes are produced when two tomato plants joined together. The resulting plant exhibits the strengths of both its “parents.”

While grafting has long been a common horticultural practice, in recent years it has become a valuable technique in tomato disease management. Usually, at least one of the tomato varieties selected for the graft has outstanding disease resistance, most often a hybrid.

Advantages of grafted tomatoes … (Read more when you click here)

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More on growing tomatoes early in the season …

How and When to Mulch Tomatoes Best and Worst Companion Plants for Tomatoes How to Control Weeds in the Tomato Garden Watering Tomatoes When Planting and Just Afterwards

For many, it's not too late to buy tomato plants ...

Heirloom and OP (open-pollinated) Tomato Varieties
Tomato Dirt recommends TomatoFest, which offers over 600 varieties.

Hybrid Tomato Varieties - Tomato HP Logo

For hybrid tomato seeds, we recommend Burpee, a leading home gardening and seed company since 1881. Shop for Tomatoes

That’s it for now. More next time!

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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