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8 Problem Causing Mistakes Tomato Plant Growers Make!
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8 Problem Causing Mistakes Tomato Plant Growers Make!

There is nothing better than having fresh, homegrown tomatoes any time of the year. You just cannot replace the flavor of fresh tomatoes with store-bought varieties. It all starts with the proper tomato plant care.Some people find it very easy to grow tomatoes in their garden. They always have healthy and fresh tomatoes, but not all of us have the right information or talent to do so.

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Tomato Blossom Drop: What Causes Blossoms To Drop On Tomatoes?

You may be an “old hand” at raising tomatoes or you may be an “eager beaver” who has set out their first plants this year.In either case, you are likely to discover the bane of all tomato-growers – “blossom drop.”Usually, the delicate tomato cluster cannot stand nighttime temperatures under 58° degrees Fahrenheit.
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Why Tomatoes Crack When Growing

If you have grown tomatoes you’ve experienced “tomato cracks” which is one of the many tomato problems you’ll encounter.Sometimes called “growth cracks” and usually associated with excessive watering, rainy periods and dry weather which lead to cracking and most of the times scattered on the garden soil.
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Tomato Blight: Identification, Prevention, and Treatment

Tomato blight refers to a family of pathogens, caused by fungus which spreads through tomato foliage, often during wet weather.The two most ubiquitous varieties of tomato blight are the early blight, caused by fungal spores of Alternaria solani or Alternaria tomatophila, and late blight, caused by water mold spore of Phytophthora infestans.
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The Ultimate Tomato Cage Build It For Under $2

Growing tomatoes is serious business for many backyard gardeners. Everyone wants to get the most out of the garden.Tomatoes have long been grown on some type of “trellis system” for them to climb up on. At the Old World Garden Farms blog they show and discuss their “Stake-A-Cage” tomato cage. Simple, smart and does the job.
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Growing Tomatoes Questions and Answers

Question: I am losing about half of my tomato crop because of fruit rot. Sunken round spots develop over the ripening fruit. The spots enlarge rapidly in warm weather.Answer: There are a number of tomato fruit rots. The majority, including anthracnose fungus which you apparently have, can be controlled by staking the plants or using a tomato cage in the spring and mulching with grass clippings or leaves, to get the fruit off the damp ground.
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12 Companion Plants To Grow With Your Tomatoes

Some people believe in tomato companion plants and others think it is some old wives tale.Growing friendly plants together is said to help growth, produce more flavor and protect fruits and vegetables from insects and pests.Companion planting has long been a practice of experienced gardeners.There is also a great deal of scientific documentation pointing to the benefits of selecting plants that do well in each other’s company.
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Having Tomato Disease Problems? Identification Key

Growing tomato plants can be made much easier if, as a gardener, you know how to look for various problems that can arise. Many times a tomato plant can fall under the “spell” of several problems but is misdiagnosed.Some viruses spread to the whole plant, while others do not.Some viruses are geographically centered.
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8 Problem Causing Mistakes Tomato Plant Growers Make!

There is nothing better than having fresh, homegrown tomatoes any time of the year. You just cannot replace the flavor of fresh tomatoes with store-bought varieties. It all starts with the proper tomato plant care.Some people find it very easy to grow tomatoes in their garden. They always have healthy and fresh tomatoes, but not all of us have the right information or talent to do so.
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