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To Prune or Not to Prune (Your Tomatoes is the Question)

It can be difficult to know whether or not to prune tomatoes, and if one decides to prune, difficult to know how and when to prune your tomato plants. Pruning tomatoes is not necessary but can benefit your plant by allowing better air flow, protecting tomatoes from disease, and by

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How to Pick the Best Tomato Varieties for Your Garden This Year

Tomatoes are the glory plant of the gardening world.  Everyone want to grow the best tasting tomatoes or the largest tomato varieties.  But open any seed catalogue, and you’ll quickly be overwhelmed.  I’ve rounded up the best tomatoes to grow in your garden, for your situation.  From cherry tomatoes, to

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3 Easy Steps to Fix Blossom End Rot

You’ve planted the tomato seeds, watched them grow, and now you’re finally starting to get some beautiful tomatoes!  But what’s this?  Who put this disgusting black scab on the bottom of my beautiful tomato? That horrible scab that’s ruining your tomato is called Blossom End Rot.

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This Is What Your Urban Garden Can Grow in One Year

Think you have too little space in your city backyard to garden?  I’m here to tell you that as long as you have decent light, you don’t. This year I planted a small garden in my backyard in a designated garden area, amongst my flowers wherever there was space, in

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Garden Fresh Roasted Tomato Sauce

Can I tell you a secret? I don’t like tomatoes. But I really wish I did.  I long to love a toasted tomato sandwich on homemade bread with a vine-ripened, garden fresh tomato.  For some crazy reason, uncooked tomatoes taste like dirt to me. *scratches head and thinks to self*

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The Best Guacamole Recipe for Taco Tuesday

I love avocados.  Really, really, love.  So much so that whenever I’m in a bad mood, I buy a whole bunch of them and eat them in a few meals because they just make my body happy.  Therefore, I also really love guacamole. Yes, you can just buy guacamole, but

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Zucchini Tomato & Turkey Bacon Quiche

Sometimes you need an easy dish that can serve as breakfast, lunch, or dinner and uses up your garden produce.  This is your new go-to recipe. You will need: 10 eggs 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 medium zucchini 1 large tomato 1/2 package of turkey bacon (or regular) 1 cup

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Triumphs & Failures in my Garden

The harvest is underway and I’m already thinking about what worked and didn’t work this year.  There were lots of surprises this year: volunteer potatoes (that did really well despite much neglect), barely there greens and beets, peas that didn’t perform, and the wonder that is cylindrical beets.  Here’s my

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