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[Tomato Dirt #299] Choose the easiest tomatoes to grow in 2024
December 28, 2023

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 13, Number 27

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

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

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Good stocking stuffer, too!

NEW! Check for tomato growing tips each day on our Facebook page

Here’s the dirt: Tomato Dirt’s long-standing Facebook page was recently hacked. For your safety and privacy, we closed it. But never fear! We’ve started a new page with good security.

You’re invited to like the page and get plenty of tomato growing tips. And please share the new page with other gardeners you know!

Hop on over to Facebook and click “Like” right now, while you’re thinking about it.

FEATURE: How to Choose the Easiest Tomatoes to Grow in 2024

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Gardeners agree: it’s hard to choose the easiest tomatoes to grow because most varieties are in the easygoing category.

That’s not to say that tomatoes present no challenges.

If you’d like them to produce blossoms and fruit, they insist on sunlight. And boy, can tomatoes eat and drink! While you’re pumping compost and other organic goodies into the soil, you need to put them on a regular watering schedule.

Plus, all that tomato goodness is not only attractive to humans, but also to plenty of pests and diseases – which can be controlled, of course, but requires monitoring.

But take there’s a reason why tomatoes are a favorite crop in 93% American gardening households.

They’re fun to grow. They’re forgiving.

Here’s why so many gardeners choose tomatoes and how to pick the easiest ones for your garden (keep reading …)

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Tomato Growing Tip: Which are the easiest tomatoes to grow indoors?

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Get more tips for growing tomatoes on our Tomato Growing Tips Pinterest board.

Some Tomato Dirt Faves for Starting Seeds

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Seed Starter Set: all the essentials for staring seeds, including cell tray and heating mat Seed sower to plant tiny seeds easily and accurately Seed Starting Pot Maker – save money, make your own eco-friending seedling pots

More Tips for Choosing Tomato Varieties

Tomato Varieties: Understand 3 Ways They are Classified Heirloom Tomatoes vs. Hybrid Tomatoes: What’s the Difference? Where Should I Buy Tomato Seeds and Plants? An Online Catalog of Vendors What to Look for When You Buy Tomato Seeds and Plants from a Vendor

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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