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Growing Food in Pots for Decks, Patios or Balconies

For many people in urban settings, growing tomatoes and edible plants in pots is necessary due to space constraints (or lack of an aread with 6 hours of direct sunlight). This video and post explains the 6 key requirements for growing food in containers or pots.  Benefits of Growing Food in Pots As noted above, …

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Companion Planting with Heirloom Tomatoes: Does it Help?

As we plan our gardens, we consider an array of things. We likely start by deciding what we’d like to grow (with edibles, this obviously is based on what we want to eat), then consider what we can grow given available space, growing conditions, and the time we can devote to gardening.   An additional factor …

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Growing Tomatoes in the City: Backyard, Decks or Balconies

There is really nothing that compares in flavor to a homegrown tomato. For those living in urban areas, there are certainly some specific challenges. These but these limitations can often be overcome with a little research and imagination. Here are some ideas to consider if you want to experience the flavor of home-grown tomatoes, and …

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Comparing Heirloom Tomato Varieties

Every spring I sell heirloom tomato plants at the farmers’ markets and I’m always trying to organize the information in a way that is not so overwhelming for people.  Based on the questions I have received over the years, I’ve put together a chart that is about comparing heirloom tomato varieties against each other. Of …

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