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Why are some of my tomato plants suckering from flowering / fruiting branches?

I am currently main stemming my tomato plants due to limited space in my garden. From what I have read about main stemming tomato plants, you simply pluck the suckers from the plant. Every article, ...
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What are the different categories seeds or nuts can be categorized by?

I am building a webapplication for gardeners. One of the things they can do is browse the crop variety database and apply filters to their search to narrow down the results. I have many filters ...
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Can apples fruit every other year?

We have an 1895 home that we have now lived in for 2 spring/summer seasons. The first season, the apple tree bore about 4 fruit. This season, literally hundreds of apples! Delicious ones, too. We ...
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How to prevent heirloom varieties from weakening?

I was told that heirloom varieties will start to 'weaken' after 3 or 4 seasons. I interpreted this as the plants will be weaker and produce less fruit season after season. What can be done to ...
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What heirloom varieties are easiest to work with for an heirloom beginner?

I would like to grow heirloom varieties of the vegetables listed below. However, I have never worked with heirloom seeds before and I have heard they are difficult to grow. So, I would like ...