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Ways to Tell if You’re Tomatoes are Ripe if You’re Color Blind

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

The ways to tell if you’re tomatoes are ripe if you’re red-green color blind. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. When it comes to fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, color is one of the key visual hints when determining ripeness. If harvested too early, the fruits may not ripen properly. In contrast, if left on the stem for …

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Getting to the Bottom of Why Those Tomatoes Aren’t Ripening

Dan This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Getting to the bottom of why those tomatoes aren’t growing in your garden.That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Nothing is more frustrating than seeing the green fruits bursting on the vine but refusing to turn red. When you’re tomatoes aren’t ripening it’s usually not your fault. Some reasons that might be the root cause, include temperatures being too …

Tomato Plant Diseases to Watch Out for this Summer

Jim Rogers This Land of Ours

Nothing will ruin a tomato crop plant than diseases like leaf spots and blights that can pop up and ruin your garden party. Don’t let these potential problems scare you away, though. Growing healthy tomato plants is relatively simple when you plant disease-resistant varieties, space plants properly, mulch, and water at least 1 inch per week. Septoria leaf spots is …

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Common Mistakes for Growing Tomatoes in Containers

Dan This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Continuing her series, Cathy Isom reviews some common mistakes for growing tomatoes in containers. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.  Growing tomatoes in containers can be incredibly rewarding or flat-out disastrous.  However, there are some common mistakes that, if they can be avoided, will vastly increase your chances of successfully growing tomatoes in containers. Such as the size …

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Growing Tomatoes in Hanging Baskets

Dan Fruits, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom reviews the different varieties, as well as gives you tips for growing tomatoes in hanging baskets. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Having your own freshly-picked homegrown tomatoes can still be done even if your short on space, like a small garden or even a balcony. That’s because tomatoes will happily grow in hanging baskets.  Additionally, …