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Posted on 11 April 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Guide to Starting Tomatoes from Seed – Part 1

Tomato SeedsPart One: Heirlooms For Everyone! A Guide to Choosing Tomato Seeds

By Kira Hamman

As much as we all love seed catalogs, they can be a touch overwhelming at times.

Seventy-four varieties of heirloom tomatoes? Really? How can anyone ever choose?

Here’s help, in the form of an annotated guide to six fantastic varieties. Grow one, grow them all, ignore this list completely — the choice is up to you. But place your seed order quick, because it’s time to get started!

1. Brandywine: The Platonic ideal of tomato. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 03 April 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Have You Started Your Tomato Seeds Yet?

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How to Choose Good Tomato Plants for Transplanting by Flirting - TomatoCasual.comBy Michelle Fabio

Here at Tomato Casual, we’ve talked before about when you should start sowing your tomato seeds, and now the time is finally here (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, of course).

As a reminder, the most important date you need to know is the expected date of the last frost in your area.

Your plants should be ready to be planted outside about two to three weeks after that, which means that you’ll want to start your seeds Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 15 March 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Growing Tomatoes in the Den

tomato-news.JPGBy Michelle Fabio

Some of you out there may want to grow tomatoes but don’t have the ground or even a balcony big enough to accommodate the pots.

Well Barbara and Henry Ward just may have the answer for you: why not try growing tomatoes in your den?

Believe it or not, this unorthodox tomato-growing setting allowed the Wards to eat homegrown tomatoes all throughout the winter as they Read the rest of this entry »

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