How to Grow Tomatoes

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This is a series of articles with information on how to grow tomatoes; from sowing seeds through to how to use up all the fruit you can't eat fresh at the end of the season.... it's all here!

Seeding and Planting Tomatoes
What could be more delicious than fresh tomatoes straight from the garden? If you agree, read this article on sowing and planting tomatoes.

Tomato Diseases

Growing Tomatoes
Once your tomatoes have germinated and been planted, you still have to take care of them.

How to Choose Tomato Plants
How to choose the best tomato plants.

Tomato Pests and Disease
Although growing tomatoes is relatively straightforward, they can be attacked by a number of pests and diseases. Find out how to identify these and how to treat them.

Pick and Prune for Huge Tomato Harvests
The key to a large harvest of tomatoes is to grow plants with deep, extensive root systems and full leaf canopies.

Troubleshooting Tomato Problems
Fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes are one of the great joys of summer. However, sometimes diseases, pests or environmental stress get in the way of our tomato harvests.

Tomato Recipes
If you have a bumper crop, it is hard to eat them all as they are harvested. Luckily, tomatoes are ideal for preserving as you will see if you try either of these two recipes - Red Tomato Chutney and Green Tomato Chutney.

Reviving Tomatoes
By the end of summer, our tomato patch is usually pretty ragged-looking due to the ravages of insects, mites, and diseases. It's also stopped setting fruit due to the heat of summer. However, fall is coming and with it comes a fresh new start on the vegetable garden.

Extend Tomato Harvest


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