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Growing Heirloom Tomatoes

Icon Written by Wayne on August 1, 2009 – 12:01 am

In Past Yard Talks we talked about the red slicing tomato such as Burpee’s Big Boy and Big Girl, Rutgers, and mammoth Beefsteak. These were the big round tomatoes of our youth, the pride and joy of our parents and grandparents garden. We have also talked about my personal favorite, the cherry tomato. I eat […]

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Growing Speciality Tomatoes

Icon Written by Wayne on May 1, 2009 – 12:01 am

In Past Yard Talks we have talked about the red slicing tomato, cherry tomato, and the tasty Heirlooms. There are still a lot of varieties that are grown for other reasons. Some are grown for their long keeping qualities while others because they make good sauce or salsa. Some are designed for the apartment dweller […]

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Selecting and Growing Tomatoes

Icon Written by GeoffM1968 on May 1, 2001 – 7:21 pm

Tomatoes are our most popular vegetable (actually they are a fruit that was once considered poisonous) found in the home garden. It is one of the easiest plants to grow. More seed catalog pages are devoted to this plant than any other. We have bush tomatoes, vine tomatoes, and even tree tomatoes. They come in […]

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Let’s Eat the Flowers

Icon Written by Wayne on May 1, 2011 – 12:01 am

Many flowers have traditionally been used in many types of cooking. Native American used flowers as food and passed this information on to early settlers. Our ancestors regularly used flowers to flavor vinegars for cooking, marinades, or dressings for salad.

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The Cherry Tomato

Icon Written by GeoffM1968 on June 1, 2007 – 6:36 pm

In Past Yard Talks we discussed the round slicing tomato such as Burpee’s Big Boy and Big Girl, Rutgers, and Beefsteak. These big round tomatoes are the most common varieties found in the home garden. Our parents and their parents grew up growing and eating these fruit. When they thought about tomatoes these are the […]

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Plant Picks 2007

Icon Written by GeoffM1968 on April 7, 2007 – 5:47 pm

It is once again when we select Martin’s Yard & Garden’s Plants of the Year. Each year we take time out to make a list of those plants which have really out performed all others in our gardens. This growing season was a tough one for any type of plant, cool, wet, and cloudy from […]

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