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Grow Tomato

Growing Tomatoes in Containers; Part #2

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Seed Selection: Seed selection is very important when growing food. I personally recommend avoiding GMO seeds at all costs, and I tend to shy away from hybrids as well. We grow all our crops from heirloom seeds, and we harvest seeds from our crops for future seasons. The same will apply to selecting seeds for growing tomatoes in container gardens. In laymen’s terms, there are generally two varieties of tomato plants; determinate and indeterminate. The determinate variety grows in smaller, bushier clumps. They will produce a bumper crop and then the plant dies. The indeterminate variety tend to be the […]
Tomatoes

Growing Tomatoes in Containers; Part #1

by gardenguru
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Have you ever wanted to enjoy fresh, wholesome, deliciously homegrown tomatoes without occupying most of your property with unsightly and unruly tomato plants? When grown in a garden, tomato plants and vines can be difficult to contain; however, tomato plants grow quite nicely when placed into large containers. Tomatoes tend to be a favorite vegetable for most people. For those living in limited space conditions, such as apartment buildings, townhouses, or condos, being able to grow tomatoes on balconies, or even rooftops, is a blessing and one of the many reasons gardeners opt to grow them in containers. Here are […]
Winterize Garden

Winterizing the Garden

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It’s late fall here in the south, or early winter as it were, leaves are changing color, dying off and falling to the ground. Squirrels are stashing nuts and berries to prepare for surviving winter, and life on the farm begins to wind down a bit. This weekend one of our main goals around the homestead will be preparing our gardens to survive the winter, as well as giving them a head start on being productive come next spring. Soil Prep Once the fruits of your labor have been harvested and stored for the winter, it’s time to tend to […]