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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 th
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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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 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 same
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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 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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 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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 More sun and containers, or in the ground but less sun
       • Posted by: sandpapertongue 7b VA on Sun, May 18, 14 at 13:16
              • 29 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, May 23, 14 at 11:03
The only spot I have to plant my tomatoes is a corner of the garden that only gets 4-5 hrs of afternoon sun. (1pm to 5:30ish). Plus, the tree that casts the shade in the evening is getting bigger by the day, it seems like, so the amount of sun is
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 Newbbe Growing Tomatoes in Containers
       • Posted by: railroader 6 on Sun, Aug 3, 14 at 17:14
              • 26 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 12:26
I have had a garden of sorts for several years, and I think my garden has tomato disease problems, and also my being 70 years old, thought I would try container gardening. I plan to use white food safe 5 gallon buckets to start, and Miracle-Gro
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 SIP Gro-Tubs' one bucket container...
I was reading another tomato forum (whoes name I can't mention) and came across what seems like exactly the self watering grow bucket I'm trying to build. It was posted by
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 Advice for first time growing tomatoes in container
       • Posted by: mihaip123 zone 6 on Wed, Aug 6, 14 at 6:13
              • 20 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Aug 6, 14 at 10:36
Hello fellows gardeners ! I decided that I don't want to eat tasteless tomatoes anymore, so this year I decided to plant my own. I got some seeds from a neighbour . I don't know what variety is; it makes big fruits (up to a pound) irregular sh
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 help! yellow leaves & ber container tomatoes
       • Posted by: kenzo 6 on Tue, Jul 1, 14 at 13:40
              • 17 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Jul 2, 14 at 12:11
I have not been happy with how these containers have been draining and now the effects are showing- I don't think its the mix - (vermiculite, peat, compost) but the actual potting - I cut holes in the bottom and laid down landscape fabric and fill
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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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 Sudden collapse of container tomato
       • Posted by: Ohiofem 6a Ohio on Sat, Jul 12, 14 at 18:34
              • 14 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 14:26
Two days after a good rain of one inch or more, and a day after I harvested my first perfect tomato from this Goosecreek tomato in a 25-gallon smart pot, it completely collapsed overnight. The other 11 pots growing eight different heirlooms in the
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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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 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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 Newbie to tomato and container gardening
       • Posted by: LinzyLu Central VA on Tue, May 6, 14 at 7:05
              • 9 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, May 9, 14 at 22:22
I'm growing two determinate tomato plants in 5'' pots (they're both still pretty small, only a few inches tall) and I need some help from some experienced growers! The two plants I have are produced by the company Bonnie, and the ones I bought wer
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 growing in containers second year
       • Posted by: t-bob west wa on Wed, May 21, 14 at 11:21
              • 11 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, May 26, 14 at 13:54
Hi folks, what is your opinion about growing tomatoes in the same container as last year. What are the pros and cons, amendments needed to be added and etc....? all help and advice gladly accepted---thanks--Bob Follow-Up Postings:
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 Best 2-3 Varieties for North Bay & Containers
       • Posted by: KristenHP 10 on Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 14:49
              • 8 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Jul 15, 14 at 14:51
I've recently moved from Dallas to Petaluma, CA. So a whole different set of challenges. This year I purchased plants locally (we moved in June) and I'm very pleased with how they're doing (growing 'maters in Petaluma is a lot easier than in
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