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Are Your Tomato Plant Leaves Showing These Symptoms?

Photo by jayneandd. We all want great tomatoes from our tomato plants, but often the plants are hit by diseases or pests and although some fruit develops wouldn’t it be nice to maximize the yield from each plant to get a killer crop, by curing the diseases or getting rid of the pests? The first

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Aquaponic Tomato Plants

I took a break from my aquaponics project as I was getting discouraged by seeing the previous batch of seedlings dying a slow death on top of my aquaponics plant tank. It seemed like I had missed some important point in the process of growing aquaponic plants, so I actually drained the whole plant tank,

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Dried-Up Tomato Plant

Okay, here we go again: Another dried-up self-watering box. I have seen this before but apparently I haven’t learn the lesson yet. You need to place your self-watering boxes on something solid if you want to be sure that nothing grows through the bottom, perforating the box and destroying its ability to contain water. It

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Tomato Experiment Using Self Watering Grow Boxes

I’m doing a tomato growing experiment to show the effects of using growbags on top of self-watering polystyrene boxes. That gives me two parameters to work with, soil quality and water amount, that I can combine like this: Photo number / case: Garden soil Growbag soil Natural watering by rain 1 2 Self-watering box 3

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My Garden Layout for 2010

Below you’ll find my kitchen garden layout for 2010: 1. Potatoes (48 plants) 2. Potatoes (48 plants) 3. Root vegetables (carrots, parsnip, beets) 4. Legumes and brassica (radish, peas, corn, runner beans, broccoli, cauliflowers) 5. Misc. (squash, rucola, spinach, leeks,  onions) 6. Misc. (carrots, onions, leeks) 7. Flowers Against the wall on the left I

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Tomato Trellis Plans

Tomato plants need some kind of support when they grow tall and develop fruits, to keep them from collapsing due to their own weight. At least the most popular kinds of tomatoes – you can probably get some types which don’t need this, but below you’ll find an example of such a tomato support trellis

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What Is The Best Tomato Spacing?

In this new place that I have moved to I’ve got this long, grey concrete wall, which by the way is awesome, because it’s going to fence off against the wind and provide support for tomatoes and cucumbers. The wall is almost entirely facing south, but 30 deg. towards east: I’m even tempted to try

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The 2009 Harvest

Now that the snow is covering everything around here I’ve had a chance to look through the stacks of paper documenting my food growing adventures in 2009. This is a log describing the food I’m bringing in from my garden grown in 2009. I’m using the following beds: Raised bed, 3 m x 1.2 m

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