tomatoes

6 Low Maintenance Crops for Busy Gardeners
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6 Low Maintenance Crops for Busy Gardeners

Low maintenance crops are perfect choices for a home garden, especially for gardeners who wonder if they’ll have enough time to devote to a garden in the first place. In this episode of the Beginner’s Garden Podcast and in the article below, I share my top recommendations for gardeners who want crops that are easier…

10 Succession Planting Ideas to Keep Your Garden Producing All Season
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10 Succession Planting Ideas to Keep Your Garden Producing All Season

I remember my first potato harvest. Chunking the dirt-covered tubers in the wheelbarrow, I thrilled at the gold I unearthed that day. But when the harvest finished, my eyes settled on the bare land. Wiping a sweat drop off my forehead, I thought, “Now what?” I had spent months planning my crops — when to…

Tomato Trellising – Deciding Which Method is Right for You
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Tomato Trellising – Deciding Which Method is Right for You

The Internet is full of tomato trellis ideas. Have you noticed? But how do you sift through the endless ideas? Do you even need to stake tomatoes? If so, what will work best for your garden? And, let’s not forget something you probably have run into — cost. Some methods look amazing, but you could…

Expert Advice on Growing Tomatoes
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Expert Advice on Growing Tomatoes

If there’s one vegetable that tops everyone’s garden planning list, it’s the tomato. But growing tomatoes isn’t as simple as it may seem. First, you have to choose which varieties to grow. Whether you’re perusing seed catalogs or shopping at your garden center, the selection can be daunting. Then, once you get your seeds or…

Grow these 5 Dirty Dozen Crops to Avoid Consuming Pesticides
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Grow these 5 Dirty Dozen Crops to Avoid Consuming Pesticides

Growing healthy, uncontaminated produce may be one of your top reasons for gardening. My #1 goal when I started my first garden was to save money on my grocery bill. But not too far down from that goal was my hope to grow healthier food for my family, food that tastes better too. We definitely…

Preserving Tomatoes – Making the Most of Your Harvest
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Preserving Tomatoes – Making the Most of Your Harvest

Despite the odds, you’ve managed to get a pretty good tomato harvest. Now what? Even if you enjoy fresh tomatoes, you might find yourself with more than you can eat fresh. If this is the case, consider preserving tomatoes for the off-season. In this episode of the Beginner’s Garden Podcast I share my preferred strategies on…