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Gardening is growing as a national passion, particularly with people wanting to eat organically grown produce. Other gardeners focus on collecting a certain plant species or plant family such as primroses, roses, chrysanthemums, lilies, or even miniature shrubs. This Wide World of Gardening's members have websites providing information on every aspect of gardening. Some emphasize plant species and cultivation information. Others focus on a specific garden type such as butterflies, water gardens, rain gardens, or even miniature bogs. This World of Gardening webring has something for every gardener including those with decades of experience and those who are just learning.

 

 

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Growing the Tomato Plant - 11/08/2012
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Growing the Tomato Plant To manage a crop, one must needs know the plant. To know the various characters of the tomato helps one to master its culture. The tomato belongs to the night shade family, the Solanaceae of the botanist, along with the potato, tobacco, petunia, pepper, eggplant, night shade, jimson weed and many other plants useful and noxious. The tomato is a warm-season crop, sensitive to frost but reasonably resistant to heat and drought, thriving under a wide range of climate and soil. A frost free season of seventy-five to ninety days will mature home garden tomatoes in useful quantities if good plants are set but over 120 days are needed for economical commercial production. Plant growing requires six to eight weeks previous to setting out-of-doors. Each fruit requires about six weeks from blossom to ripeness. The fruit ripens best for yield, color and quality when the weather is warm and sunny. Low temperatures without ...

Growing the Tomato Plant



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