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Posts tagged tomatoes

Self-Watering Innovations in Santa Fe, NM

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What if you took the concept of “self-watering” a step further by adding a hose to fill the reservoir? Lincoln Mulkey of Santa Fe, NM, has done it. To stay on top of watering chores, Lincoln customized two sections of hose to fill the reservoirs on his Tomato Success Kits. “I am a lazy urban […]

Roasting Technique Makes Quick Work of Abundance

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Brenda’s photo, entered in the Harvest Photo Contest, is a reminder that it’s time to roast tomatoes. She says: “When life gives you tomatoes, roast them!” With Jim’s simple technique and a little time in the kitchen, you can stock your pantry with flavorful tomatoes from your own backyard — or farmer’s market. His recipe […]

Sun-Dried, Dashboard-Dried, Homegrown Tomatoes

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Mary Ahrens of California shared this photo on our Facebook page. We were intrigued and asked her to share the technique: “Well, I use a small cherry tomato type. I sort out the miss marks, over- and under-ripes, wash, cut them in half, put them skin side down. You can sprinkle dried herbs on them […]

New, True Purple Tomatoes Turn Heads in the Garden

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What’s the garden’s most fashionable color this growing season? It’s purple, at least as far as tomatoes are concerned. A new variety of tomato, called Indigo Rose for its deep purple, nearly black skin, is gaining popularity with gardeners for its unusual color and its potential health benefits. “Last year, I planted Indigo Rose in […]

What Do You Sow? Tomatoes!

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Last week, we had a contest on Facebook called Ready, Set, Sow! On our short entry form, we asked, “What seeds will you be sowing this year?” We got lots of feedback, including: Tomatoes and lots of them! Lots of herbs, lots of heirloom tomatoes, green beans, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, garlic, onion, potatoes, etc. Lots […]

It’s Not Too Early for Late Blight

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Late blight, a disease that strikes tomatoes and potatoes, can quickly ruin an entire crop — and provide a source of infection for other plants. So far this growing season, the disease has been confirmed in Florida and up the East Coast up to Pennsylvania and New York, as well as in California. It is […]

Secret to Tomato Success: Coir

Secret to Tomato Success: Coir
Tomato Success Kits are lined up to test coir-based planting mixes against traditional planting mixes. Results from our gardens — and from the gardens of testers across the nation — show that our new Eco-co™ Coir is an outstanding addition to container soil mixes. Tomato plants grown in a coir-peat test mix (above left) are […]

Simple Roasted Tomatoes

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Although fresh tomatoes are available year-round, I enjoy them most during the summer, especially from my own garden or a farmer’s market. A farmer here in Vermont once told me to eat one of her just-picked heirloom tomatoes with only a sprinkling of sea salt. She said it would be a life-changing experience — and […]

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