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Posted on 22 March 2013 by tomatocasual.com

Starting the Tomato Season Right

Photo Credit: Tomato Pot by Michelle Dyer used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Photo Credit: Tomato Pot by Michelle Dyer used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

I have lived by a motto that every Boy Scout knows and that is to “always be prepared.”

When it comes to the tomato garden, this means always having stakes, pots, Epsom salt and powdered milk available along with an all-purpose potting soil mix and fresh seeds.

While I typically save my seeds from year to year, sometimes I have to buy new stock.

Once I have all my supplies together, I can take an inventory of what I have and what I need. This gives me direction and helps me start off the season right.
In the past when I was low on flats or small containers to start my tomato seeds in, I created “newspaper” pots. These pots are easy to make and I have to admit a great way of keeping kids busy during the gloomy days of winter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 07 March 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Best Tomato Varieties for Containers

Tomato potBy Michelle Fabio

Maybe you would love to grow tomatoes but don’t have access to a plot of land that would be suitable. Well so long as you have room for a container and a sunny spot on your porch or balcony, you can have a fabulous container garden.

We recently talked about getting started in container gardening, but below you’ll find some more tomato varieties that would prosper in such an environment, as recommended by NJ.com.

For small varieties to be grown in 3- to 5-gallon pots: Read the rest of this entry »

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