Edible red fruit, cultivar of *Solanum lycopersicum*

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Should I treat freshly cut tree branches before using them as trellises?

I have a bundle of branches from a North American Maple in my yard, just cut down while pruning the tree in the spring. I'm contemplating whittling down some 2-foot-long sticks to use as simple ...
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Why are there plants specifically designed for greenhouses?

I have read that tomatoes for greenhouse culture need to be varieties designed to be grown in greenhouse environments. What are the varieties, and where can I get them...just by mail? And what other ...
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Should I remove tomato “side shoots” growing from cotyledons?

I'm growing tomatoes and in accordance with all the advice I am pinching out side shoots, which I take to be the shoots which sprout out roughly bisecting the angle between the main stem and a ...
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What are these white streaks on my tomato plant?

I've also seen similar streaks on my basil's leaves but not as pronounced.
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Advice for late tomato/pepper starts

I had planned to start some plants indoors for the vegetable garden this year to try more disease resistant varieties but between being busy and the weather being cold for so long I completely forgot. ...
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Peat Pellet Tomatoes: When to cut the weaklings?

I planted 2 seeds per Jiffy peat pellet, incidentally, every single pellet has had both seeds germinate. Right now, they are on average about 2 to 2.5 inches tall and only have their cotyledon leaves. ...
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How do I eliminate tomato cracking?

Over the years of planting tomatoes I have had a problem with a lot of the fruit cracking. I need some advice as to how to eliminate that.
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Tomato Disease treatment

My Tomato leaves are getting Yellow. I assume it some sort of disease. Until now I just tried to spray garlic on them, but it does not help. How can I treat it?
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Tomato plant flowering but falling before fruiting

Hi i have started a tomato plantation on my balcony and its flowering but the flowers are falling without fruiting, i am using cocopeat and natural fertilizer.
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Getting tomatoes to grow

I am new to growing tomatoes. I have a plant outside that is about 3ft high but the tomatoes themselves aren't growing. Can someone give me some tips please? Please note I am the southern ...
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How much time do tomatoes take to ripen?

I planted some tomato plants in August in pots with 70% soil and 30% organic vermicompost. Plants started to fruit from mid November, but even today those tomatoes are very small and green (and hard). ...
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Tomato blight clear-up

My tomatoes succumbed to blight, and I have now uprooted the mouldy remains of the plants and put them in my council green waste bin. There are currently rotten green tomatoes scattered on the ground ...
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Is a 25cm by 40cm nursery bag big enough for a tomato plant?

I planted a tomato plant in a nursery bag. The bag's dimensions are approximately 25cm diameter and 40cm height. Is this correct or not? My plants have started to give tomatoes (10 tomatoes per plant ...
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Leaving tomato roots in the ground

Soon my tomato harvest is done and I wonder whether I can leave the roots in the ground for rotting or whether I should get them out. I heard that for some other annuals leaving the root in the ...
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Why are my plants doing badly for the 2nd year in a row?

I live in Marin Co. California, where summers have been mostly hot and dry, winters mild with rain. All my plants are in pots, excepting the trees that were already here when we moved in 15 years ...
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Why are my tomato fruits developing black, mushy spots before they can ripen?

My tomato fruits are going bad before they have a chance to go from green to red. Can anything be done this year to the plants I have? I have same problem with every new fruit.
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What should I do with these young tomato plants in the middle of august?

I have a bunch of young tomato plants (grown from seed since the beginning of May) But if I'm not mistaken it's too late to plant them out into the yard. August is halfway through and it's not ...
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Is green tissue in the center of cherry tomatoes related to 'Yellow Shoulder Disorder'?

I've read about the "Yellow shoulder disorder" in tomatoes, and I was wondering if I have something similar going on with my cherry tomatoes. Some of them do indeed seem a little less colourful on ...
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How to get more tomatoes in single tree?

I am from India. I have few tomato trees since two years. but I didn't get more tomatoes in that tree. actually I am getting maximum 8-10 tomatoes. I found some best tomato tree in website. it ...
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What are these white bugs on my tomatoes?

I noticed these things on my tomato plants. What are they and how can I safely get rid of them?
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Which tomato variety is this?

I have made quite a comprehensive research about the topic but I still cannot determine the variety of the tomato that I grew and which is dead by now. But I have started a new one from its seeds so ...
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Sudden Outbreak of Yellow Leaves on Tomato (and Other) Plants

My mother was in a panic this morning. She called me over to help her with her garden because many of her tomato plants had suddenly developed yellow leaves, many of which (but not all) also have ...
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Tomato stems mysteriously cut above the fruit

I have good healthy plants with no signs of (obvious) trouble. Fruits are forming, but some fruits on some plants, and there quite a few of them, are mysteriously cut. I don't see similar damage ...
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How much wilting can tomato plants handle

Tomato varieties that wilted in the Midwest, even badly, always came back when out of the sun. I am now in a much hotter, drier climate. Will I need to shade them if they go limp? Tomato's are grown ...
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Small tomato plants have purplish stems

I have Parks Whopper Cr Improved Vf1f2nt Hybrid started from seed indoors. The plants have healthy leaves and seem to be growing well, but their stems are rather purple. Is this normal, or the ...
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Does seed from F1 hybrid tomato fruits grow?

Some time ago, I wanted to grow tomatoes by using the seeds from the tomato which I was eating at the moment. I did some research on the internet, but then discovered you could not grow tomatoes from ...
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Watering of tomato plants with plastic bottles

I'm having tomatoes in a little greenhouse. I water them by using plastic bottles where I cut of the bottom part, put them a few cm into the soil and fill them each two days entirely with water (+- 1 ...
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Snipping First Tomato Blossoms

I just planted my tomatoes, and on the advice of my neighbor, I snipped the first blossoms. After reading other's advice, I think I made a mistake. Will my plants still bear fruit?
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Planting 2 tomato plants in one 20-gallon grow pot (Smart Pot)

I bought a few 20 gallon grow pots (20" diameter x 15.5" high), and they look quite big for one plant. Do you think I can put two plants side by side? That'd be 10 gallons per plant. The only issue ...
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Are my tomatoes and cucumbers dying from overwatering?

I sowed some cucumbers and tomatoes in April and already lost them all. Now the other batch is dying; I presume it might be over watering as I used different compost. Basically the leaves became a ...
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When should I replant Home depot (Bonnie) tomato plants

I've brought few tomato plants from home depot (Bonnie brand) and they are 5 to 8 inches tall and their roots start poking out from the bottom (and sides) of their (3" and 4") containers. Seems like ...
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Can I save frost damaged tomatoes?

We had an unusually late frost after we had already transplanted our tomato starts outside this year. I covered the plants with canvas drop-cloths over the tomato trellises, but all the leaves and the ...
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What is this opening on the bottom of my tomato plant's stem?

I'm trying to grow my own tomatoes from seed, and they're getting quite big now. So naturally, the first problems start to pop up. Like this: Can anyone tell me what it is, and if I can do ...
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Why don't my Roma tomatoes reach full size?

I know it's only spring time, but I have lots of little blossoms on my container tomato plants. All are ready to bloom into tomatoes. They often do not reach full size. In fact, I just pulled off ...
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Can I save these tomato seedlings?

Due to terrible weather my tomato plants did not get enough light during germination. The result: Too long stalks on all my plants. Can I save them now by transplanting it? Can I transplant it to a ...
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Drip irrigation for farming tomatoes?

My uncle just starting farming tomatoes. For irrigation he used to mix chemicals in water and irrigate the farm for 1 to 2 hour's 2 times a day, but the results were not good. Most of the plants died ...
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Is it safe to grow vegetable bushes like Tomato and Chili Peppers on an Active Compost?

I have a 2 months old compost and there are still undecomposed greens in it, and I also have propagated some varieties of Capsicum cultivars & Tomato cultivars and they are getting bigger that ...
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Why my tomato plants grows so slowly?

I've started growing a tomato plant a month ago and it is still pretty small. Around 7 cm high. I grow it with a small fluorescent light ( T8 model ) in my basement. Why is it growing so slow? Is ...
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are yellow ladybugs a threat to tomato plants?

I have a tomato plant in a large planter. I spotted several yellow lady bugs on the leaves as i was pruning the plant. The plant seems to be doing very well in the fall so far. I was a bit curious ...
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Can my tomato plant move indoors?

I have a potted tomato plant on my porch. The temperature is starting to drop as we move into fall; will it adapt well to being an indoor plant? My windows don't get a ton of sun I'm afraid. The plant ...
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Tomato plants got black stems and the leaves dry out

I was so proud of my tomato plants (grown from seeds), but now I'm worried that they have died... Instead of having a usual French summer (with 30 C at least and dry weather) it is raining a lot and ...
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Is it too late for this tomato?

I started these tomatoes on the soil and they were kind of crowded. I placed 2 of the largest ones in a separate container and they already have 2 tomatoes and lots of flowers, these where the others ...
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Can I salvage an over-watered tomato plant?

I've never tried growing tomatoes before and I recently went out and bought a tomato plant for my balcony. I initially re-potted the plant in too small a planter, so I re-re-potted it a week later. ...
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Tomato plant looks like it has grains of salt - what is it and how do I treat it?

My cherry tomato plant has been showing some yellowing of leaves over the past week or so. Just today I noticed the formation of these cluster of white granules - not sure if it's connected to the ...
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How to prevent rotten end of tomatoes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What else besides calcium deficiency could be causing tomato blossom end rot? Each year my tomatoes develop a brown rotten area on the bottom of the fruit. I always add ...
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When can a tomato plant come back from the “dead”?

I've heard stories of people who have had seemingly-dead tomato plants which they left alone and the plant grew back. How can I tell if my plant is dead as opposed to merely in poor shape? Is there ...
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How should I be fertilizing my container tomatoes?

Caveat - I am about as novice as it gets when it comes to gardening, and especially with vegetables. I'm trying tomatoes for the first time this year (Husky Cherry Red), and am wondering how I should ...
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Are these tomato plants ready to be replanted in to my bigger pots?

My Tomato plants seem to be coming along quite well: The tallest (shown) is ~10cm tall above the soil and most of them are in square 6×6×6cm cardboardish pots (there are others off-camera, in ...
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Starting tomato from seed

We are wanting to grow tomato plants from seed this year. We've not done this before, so we have some questions. How big should the containers be that we start the seeds in? How long should they ...
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How do I harden tomato plant seedlings?

In http://gardening.stackexchange.com/a/421/138, the answer mentions "Remember to harden off any indoor plants for a few days before transferring them outdoors." I assume this is something you would ...