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Posted on 12 November 2010 by tomatocasual.com

DIY-Budget Tomato Gardening

seed-trayBy Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Gardening in recent years has become a popular hobby and a way of stretching the food budget.

But items used for gardening sometimes can be gathered for free by reusing or re-purposing but normally they require money.

Below is some of my money saving tips that I have learned through many years of raising tomatoes.

Containers

Assorted containers are any tomato gardener’s friend. These can be as varied as buckets, hanging baskets, planters, and bags of soil to name a few. Discount stores, at the end of the season sales, and peoples’ refuse are great places to look for containers.

Another technique to save money is by creating your own Topsy Turvy planter. This type of planter requires a container with a hole in the bottom and a means to hang it with such as a handle or chain. But Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 04 March 2009 by tomatocasual.com

Wear Some Tomatoes

kedsBy Vanessa Richins

I must admit, I am positively aching for tomato growing season right now.

As I was perusing tomato related topics tonight, I came across a men’s tie full of tomatoes.

I decided to share with you some of the lovely merchandise found on the Internet if you would like to brighten your winter by wearing tomatoes.

Happy Tomato

As the website proclaims, these Happy Tomato products from Dooni Designs are “delighted to be thick, juicy and pesticide free.” There are four pages chock full of everything from t-shirts to baby’s bibs, all plastered with a friendly tomato.

Silly Tomato Tie

I am a fan of silly ties – for his last birthday, I bought my best friend a tie with a slice of pizza on it. I came across this tie on Zazzle – the inspiration for this post. How can you not like a guy who wears a tie full of smiling tomatoes?

Tomatoes Are Evil

This is, of course, not Read the rest of this entry »

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