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 How do I start tomatoes from seed?
Image by: PCG #1 Get Fresh Seeds For the best chances of success, acquire your seeds from reputable commercial sources. As tomato seeds age, their germination rate decreases. It is best to use seed that is less than 4 years old; however, seed tha
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 What can you tell me about variety X? Is it determinate or indeterminate?
ACE 55 Large, 10-12 ounce solid, deep red meaty fruits with mild taste. Low acidity. Good foliage cover, determinate vines. 85 days. ALICANTE An old gourmet favorite. Will not wilt when baked or broiled. Heavy crops with excellent fla
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 Can You Really Grow Tomatoes Upside Down?
Yes, tomatoes can be grown upside down! Advantages: Tomatoes can be grown just about anywhere there is enough sun, in very little space. No need to support the tomato plant. Plant is not near soil borne insects and diseases. No need for w
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 How Do You Start Tomatoes from Seed?
Using a sterile, well moistened seed starting mix, start tomato seeds indoors, 8 - 10 weeks before the last frost date. Sow seeds a quarter inch deep, and cover with plastic to maintain moisture. Seeds will germinate in 10 - 14 days. As soon a
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 What is the difference between determinate and indeterminate tomatoes?
Determinate varieties of tomatoes, also called 'bush' tomatoes, are varieties that are bred to grow to a compact height (approx. 4 feet). They stop growing when fruit sets on the terminal or top bud, ripen all their crop at or near the
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 How Do I Prevent Tomatoes from Cross-pollinating?
If tomato varieties are planted in close proximity, pollen from one variety can land on the female part of a blossom, the stigma, of a different variety and lead to some or all hybrid seeds being formed in that fruit. This is commonly referred to
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 What is blossom-end rot?
Blossom-end rot occurs on tomatoes, peppers, squash, and watermelons from a lack of calcium in the developing fruit. A round, sunken, water-soaked spot develops on the bottom of the fruit. The spot enlarges, turns brown to black, and feels leathery
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 Best variety of tomato & tips to grow in a container?
       • Posted by: prairiemoon2 zone 6a/MA on Sun, Mar 20, 11 at 3:38
              • 28 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, May 8, 13 at 7:19
Hoping to try to squeeze in a few more tomatoes this year, I am considering growing a few containers. I have tried containers in the past and they have not been as healthy or as productive as those grown in the ground. I wonder if anyone has had
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 Growing tomatoes in containers
       • Posted by: augiedog55 mo on Wed, Jul 13, 11 at 11:51
              • 24 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Apr 7, 13 at 20:17
I was at walmart today and bought some 6 containers cheap ($3 each). They are plastic 64 quarts. They are probably 2 ft h. X 2ft w and 1 ft deep. My question is how much soil to put in them. How deep up the 1 ft sides? What mixture would you us
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 Container growing basic beginner questions:
       • Posted by: nopeda123 none on Tue, Jul 31, 12 at 17:31
              • 24 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Aug 16, 12 at 12:01
Hi, I'm new to tomatoe growing. I'd like to grow Rutgers because that's what my dad grew and they were awesome. It will have to be in containers because it will be on the roof of a houseboat. I've got a number of basic questions and wondering
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 Can anyone help me decide which tomatoes for container growing?
       • Posted by: paradoxbox none on Sat, Feb 1, 14 at 18:53
              • 15 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Feb 11, 14 at 17:00
Hi all. I live in Tokyo, Japan. I live in an apartment so there are extreme space limitations. I have a veranda which is west facing and gets lots of really intense sunlight in summer, but in winter only a little, or almost no direct sunlight
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 miracle gro organic choice garden soil for containers
       • Posted by: bluedragon2k9 6a on Fri, May 17, 13 at 22:02
              • 14 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, May 19, 13 at 21:39
i messed up and bought some miracle gro organic choice garden soil for my containers, i heard this stuff will compact in containers and not let the roots have oxygen.I was wanting to know if i used some coco coir i have in it if it would amend it
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 indeterminate tomatoes in containers and soil mix
       • Posted by: DanJohnsonIs Ohio on Sat, Jun 15, 13 at 21:46
              • 12 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Jun 16, 13 at 19:45
I've been trying my hand at growing tomatoes in containers in for a couple of summers now. I've not had much luck to say the least. Honestly I just grabbed some plants and potting mix and a couple of 5 gallon buckets and had at it. This year I
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 Containers for Tomatoes, how small is too small?
       • Posted by: afbq 7, MD on Wed, Apr 21, 10 at 15:37
              • 15 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, May 3, 13 at 10:36
Bigger is better, this I know (!), but what is the smallest container I can plant my tomatoes and still get good results? I have a 14 inch ceramic pot and several 16 inch plastic pots (from home depot). I have 2 mystery tomatoes (one was bi
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 Too many tomatoes for one container?
       • Posted by: Bhamster 7b on Thu, Jun 20, 13 at 16:28
              • 10 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Jun 22, 13 at 4:14
This is Plan B after the garbage can idea I posted two days ago. Returned the Best Boy and Big Boy plants and got an Early Girl Bush and a Patio tomato--plus a couple basil plants. Think I can put the two tomatoes and one basil in the one containe
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 Container vs raised beds
       • Posted by: ChicagoDeli37 none on Thu, Jun 13, 13 at 17:29
              • 10 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Jun 15, 13 at 12:44
I have 8 tomatoes in containers and 13 in raised beds. In my area the rain has been non stop and it's been mild weather. covered them up the last few storms keeping them as dry as possible The ones in the containers with 100% potting mix
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 planing on backyard vs Container
       • Posted by: jayvaghela 5b on Fri, Mar 1, 13 at 15:40
              • 12 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Mar 5, 13 at 19:05
Hi All, Last year I planted many tomato plants in container, which was partial success. (It was in a balcony of 5x12 ft, direct sunlight of 3/4 hrs). Now this time I moved to a house which has 27x20 ft backyard and I want to use maximum of
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 Best Fertilizer for Containers?
       • Posted by: yumtomatoes 10b/FLA on Sun, Feb 20, 11 at 20:52
              • 14 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Apr 13, 14 at 1:49
This year, I germinated my seeds in Miracle Gro Moisture Control soil which has some (relatively) high in nitrogen slow release fertilizer in it. I am growing in containers so I am sure the fertilizer gets washed out before the 6 months they say
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 Bush Goliath Hybrid Tomatoes in containers
       • Posted by: gardenguy2009 on Wed, May 6, 09 at 10:23
              • 10 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Mar 31, 14 at 21:05
I added some lime to the soil when I initially planted a couple of Bush Goliath Hybrid Tomatoes in containers. I plan to fertilize them throughout the season with liquid fertilizer, but should any additional lime need to be added? Should Bush
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 What's wrong with our container tomatoes?
       • Posted by: vkelman MD on Thu, Aug 1, 13 at 21:35
              • 8 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Aug 3, 13 at 19:22
https://picasaweb.google.com/101919728428437233122/SomethingWrongWithOurTomatoes?authuser=0&feat=directlink We're growing tomatoes for a first time in two Earth Box http://earthbox.com/index.php/ and one Grow Box http://www.agardenpatch.co
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