As A Tomato: Why I Crack or Split!

Ripe and green tomatoes on vine.

Hello, tomato enthusiasts! I’m a wise old tomato plant. My seeds have been saved from season to season. My family has years of growing experience, weathering sun and storms. Today,

Best Fertilizer For Tomato Seedlings

Tomato Seedling Fertilizer

Plants, like kids, need a well-balanced diet to grow up healthy and strong. However, tomatoes are an extra special case. To get the most out of your tomato plant, you’ll

When To Start Fertilizing Tomato Seedlings?

Fertilizing Tomato Seedlings

Tomatoes are one of the craziest plants to grow, and it’s not even their fault! These fruits are often mistaken for vegetables and are close relatives of potatoes, resulting in

How Deep To Plant Tomatoes

Deep Planting Tomatoes

One frequent problem many gardeners encounter with tomato plants is leggy, spindly growth. The best way to prevent this is to plant your tomato plants as deeply as possible to

How To Save Tomato Seeds

Saving Tomato Seeds

It is very easy to collect and save tomato seeds. Because open-pollinated and heirloom seeds are generally self-pollinating when you collect and save their seed, you can be reasonably sure

Are Coffee Grounds Good For Tomato Plants?

Coffee Grounds for Tomato Plants

Many people have become fond of putting coffee grounds on plants as a mulch or fertilizer, claiming that the coffee grounds are an excellent tonic for their garden.  While it

Does Neem Oil Kill Tomato Worms? Is it Safe?

can neem oil control tomato hornworms

Have you used Neem oil on your tomato plants? Have you wondered if natural organic neem pesticide remedy will work on the tomato hornworms as well? Click on this article to learn about tomato hornworms and neem oil.

5 Of The [BEST NATURAL] Tomato Fertilizers!

Have you ever tried using a natural or organic tomato fertilizer to grow your tomato plants? Let’s face it. Tomatoes are undoubtedly the most popular plant grown in many home

Neem Oil For Tomato Plants – Is It Safe?

Using Neem oil on Tomato plants

Can Neem oil be used on tomato plants? Neem is considered one of the safest and most beneficial organic insecticides in the world. Neem has several benefits and a well earned reputation. [DETAILS]

Tomato Mosaic Virus Symptoms And Cause

tomato mosaic virus graphic

Tomato Mosaic Virus (ToMV) is a fast spreading plant virus. It quickly devastates a wide variety of crops, most especially tomatoes. Click on this article to learn more on Tomato Mosaic Virus (ToMV) and its control.

How Much Space Does a Tomato Plant Need?

how far apart to space tomato plants?

One of the most challenging parts of gardening is knowing how much distance to put between your plants. You don’t want to put them too close together and force them

How To Prune Tomatoes For Maximum Yield

Prune tomatoes for more yield

So you want more tomatoes? It’s simple…. start pruning tomato plants! You’ll get the greatest yield when you learn how to prune tomato plants. In this article, we share tips on

Growing San Marzano Tomatoes

graphic of San Marzano tomato

Italy is famous for its fabulous food, and it should come as no surprise, certain ingredients are held in high regard when it comes to Italian cooking. Along with traditional

How To Prevent And Treat Late Blight

Tomatoes with Late Blight

Caused by Phytophthora infestans, a type of fungus, Late blight is also known as Potato blight. It is one of the major culprits behind some of the worst potato famines

Growing Tomatoes Questions and Answers

Question: I am losing about half of my tomato crop because of fruit rot. Sunken round spots develop over the ripening fruit. The spots enlarge rapidly in warm weather. Answer:

What Causes Tomato Blossoms To Drop?

The stems of your gorgeous tomato plants just turned yellow and dropped all their blooms, and you’re suddenly wondering why. This phenomenon is known as “blossom drop.” There are several

Why Tomatoes Crack When Growing

Cracking Tomato

If you have grown tomatoes for any period of time, you’ve experienced “tomato cracks.” Most tomato cracking is due to sudden growth in the tomato fruit from excess water. The

How to Deep Water Tomato Plants

Growing tomatoes is a much-debated topic among gardeners. A key point of contention is watering. Tomato plants need lots of water. However, tomato plants are also quite susceptible to both