Tomatoes are native to Central and South America and thrive in warm, moist conditions. To grow them from seed requires at least 110 days of sunny, hot weather — a luxury we don’t always have in North America in some gardening zones. American gardeners in the cooler zones have … [Read more...]
20 Disease Resistant Tomato Varieties to Grow This Season
By Jennifer Poindexter Have you tried growing tomatoes in the past but end up battling diseases? Tomatoes are prone to a variety of issues. However, there are some tomato varieties which are known for being resistant to some of the most common ailments they face in the … [Read more...]
What is an F1 Tomato?
Question: What is an F1 tomato? I've come across the term while browsing for tomato seeds, but I'm not exactly sure what it means. Could you please explain? - Sarah B. Gardening Channel Replies: F1 tomatoes, or more broadly, F1 hybrids, refer to a specific category of hybrid … [Read more...]
Should you succession plant tomatoes?
QUESTION: Should you succession plant tomatoes? Or will it not work well? I'm setting up for spring and I'm planning my garden now. - Ulrica W GARDENING CHANNEL REPLIES: Succession planting tomatoes is a great idea if you’re comfortable working with determinate varieties, want … [Read more...]
Can Cows Eat Tomato Plants?
By Erin Marissa Russell Do you need to know whether cows can eat tomato plants? We’ve got everything you need to know about tomato plants and cows right here. Cows can eat ripe red tomatoes, but other parts of the tomato plant, along with unripe green tomatoes, are toxic to … [Read more...]
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