Posts Tagged ‘tomatoes’

Tomato – Early Blight

Most tomato gardeners have seen the symptoms: lower leaves turn bright yellow then drop off the plant. As the season progresses most leaves may drop off the tomato vines, leading to sunscald of fruit if any form. On ripening fruit,...

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Tomato

Lycopersicon lycopersicum Tomatoes are unquestionably the most popular garden vegetables in the United States. The flavor of a newly picked red tomato from your garden easily surpasses that of premium, greenhouse-grown fruit and no other vegetable comes close to producing...

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Origin of Big Boy Tomato Hybrid

This was written by Gerald Klingaman, retired Extension Horticulturist – University of Arkansas Agriculture has gone through a number of technological revolutions, but few have been as dramatic as was the introduction of hybrid seeds. While hybrid corn is the...

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Tomatoes – Evaluating Different Varieties

My friend Terry is a garden experimenter…but best of all, he likes to share his information. Here are his thoughts on tomatoes: “I know you like to experimant with tomatoes other that the same ones we see at our local...

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Tomatoes – How they Ripen

If you’ve ever wondered about how tomatoes ripen, how the Flavr Savr tomato was introduced or how biotechnology could affect the lowly tomato, thses lecture notes are for you Tomato Ripening Biology Genetically Modified Food These publications also work very...

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Tomato Viruses

Virus Diseases of Tomato Cornell: Important New York Vegetable DiseasesPhoto Gallery of Tomato Diseases Kansas State: Virus Diseases of Tomato Texas AMU: Photo Gallery of Tomato DiseasesTomato Mosaic VirusCucumber Mosaic...

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Heirloom Tomatoes – Sources

Georgia regulations make it tough for growers outside the state to ship live tomato plants into our state. You can grow tomatoes from seed, but many gardeners don’t want to go through the hassle of planning and caretaking. Fortunately, there...

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Tomato Disease Guide

Tomatoes are favorite summer vegetable but they are susceptible to several diseases and conditions. Following are excellent guides to diagnosing tomato diseases. UGA Tomato Problems Guide Auburn Tomato Disease Guide Texas – Diagnosing Tomato Problems Maine Tomato Problem Guide Wilt,...

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Corn – preventing cross-pollination

Q: I am a organic gardener and would like to know if you plant pop corn next to the regular corn will it cross-pollinate and ruin my corn crop? A: Unlike other vegetables, the taste of corn is affected by...

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Pears – Canning

Q: Could you tell me the best way to put our pears up? This is the first year our tree has produced and we want to enjoy the fruit all through the winter. We prefer pear preserves but any help...

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Tomato – Blossom End Rot

Q: My wife and I are growing tomato plants in two locations. Mine are in the garden, hers are in containers on the back deck. Tomatoes on her plants are turning black on the bottom. All ten of mine are...

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Tomato – Acid Taste

Q: I grow a few tomato plants each year with limited success. I have spent years trying to produce fruit which has an acidic taste–a bit of a bite. Bland tomatoes are edible, but just barely so. Is the acidic...

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Vegetable Garden – ‘Sterilizing’ soil

Q: My father has two vegetable gardens (totalling 800 sq ft) that he wants to “sterilize” dirt. He is concerned that due to size “rotation” of crops are not very effective. He is looking for dazomet(?) or basamid (?). He...

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Tomato – Planting in Same Spot

Q: I’ve always heard that you shouldn’t plant tomatoes in the same spot two years in a row. I had a great, sunny spot for tomatoes last year and they were plentiful. I’m limited in space and would like to...

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Tomato – Bacterial Wilt

Q: I need information on tomato bacterial wilt. Specifically, how to contain it, how contagious is it, what else it can affect, how I can keep from spreading it to the rest of my garden. A: Bacterial wilt is a...

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Blossom End Rot – Spray

Q: I have heard that calcium chloride is the fix for tomato blossom end rot. If this is true, could you please tell me the mixture I should use? A: Blossom end rot accurately describes the large tan or black...

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Tomatoes – Not Shipped from Burpee

Q: My heart is broken! I ordered tomato plants from Burpee but they say they can not ship to Georgia because our state regulations don’t allow it. Where can I buy heirloom tomatoes? A: Burpee can ship tomato plants to...

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Horse – Toxic Plants

Q: I have the perfect area for a new garden on our property! However, the garden site is accessible on two sides to horses leaning over the fence to check out the new plants. Do you know where I can...

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