Information About Tomatoes

Growing tomato plants are one of the most popular veggies grown in the garden, so it’s no wonder why caring for tomatoes is so important to their overall success. Our tomato plant info will help guide you through the entire process—from those first learning how to grow tomatoes to those simply looking for tips on caring for tomatoes once they’re up and growing. Tomato plants require special care to develop into healthy, flavorful fruits. So keep reading for tips on how to grow tomatoes your family will love.

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Small Fry Plant Care: Tips For Growing Small Fry Tomatoes

Growing Small Fry tomato plants is easy: just begin by planting seeds indoors or purchase small plants ready for planting outdoors. To learn all you need to know about growing Small Fry tomatoes, click on this article for additional information.

BHN 1021 Tomatoes – How To Grow BHN 1021 Tomato Plants

By Amy Grant

Tomato growers of the Southern United States have often had problems with tomato spotted wilting virus, which is why BHN 1021 tomato plants were created. Interested in growing a 1021 tomato? The following article can help with that.

Arkansas Traveler Care – How To Grow Arkansas Traveler Tomatoes

By Liz Baessler

Tomatoes come in all shapes and sizes and, importantly, growing requirements. One tomato that performs well in hot climates is the Arkansas Traveler, a good drought and heat resistant variety with a pleasant color and a mild flavor. Learn more about it here.

Equinox Tomato Info: Tips For Growing Equinox Tomatoes

By Amy Grant

If you live in a hot region of the country, tomato growing may be giving you the blues. It?s time to try growing Equinox tomatoes, a heat tolerant tomato cultivar. Interested in learning how to grow an Equinox tomato? The following Equinox tomato info will help.

Heatmaster Tomato Care: Growing Heatmaster Tomato Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

One of the main reasons tomatoes grown in hotter climates don't set fruit is the heat. While they need heat, super-hot temperatures can cause plants to abort flowers. Heatmaster tomato is a variety specially developed for these hot climes. Learn more here.

What Is A Patio Tomato – Learn How To Grow Patio Tomatoes

By Liz Baessler

Tomatoes famously come in all shapes and sizes. Whatever the space you have and the kind of tomatoes you want to grow, there ought to be something to meet your needs. One of the best container varieties is the Patio tomato plant. Learn more in this article.

Champion Tomato Uses And More – How To Grow A Champion Tomato Plant

By Amy Grant

Love a good tomato sandwich? Then try growing some Champion tomatoes. The fruit is sweet and meaty and predominantly seed-free. The following article contains information on Champion tomato care and its uses.

Florida 91 Information – Learn About Growing Florida 91 Tomatoes

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Do you live somewhere that is hot, that is difficult for growing delicious tomatoes? If so, you need some Florida 91 information. These tomatoes were designed to grow and thrive in the heat and are a great option for soaring temps. Click here to learn more.

Illinois Beauty Info: Caring For Illinois Beauty Tomato Plants

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

The Illinois Beauty tomatoes that may grow in your garden are heavy producers and originated through an accidental cross. These tasty heirloom, open-pollinated tomato plants are excellent for those that might save seeds too. Learn more about growing these tomatoes here.

Homestead 24 Plant Care: How To Grow Homestead 24 Tomato Plants

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Homestead 24 tomato plants are good for late-summer canning, making sauce, or for eating on salads and sandwiches. There will likely be plenty for all uses during its determinate season of harvest and beyond. Click here to learn more about growing these tomatoes.

Eva Purple Ball Care: How To Grow An Eva Purple Ball Tomato Plant

Eva Purple Ball tomato plants produce round, smooth fruit with cherry red flesh and an excellent flavor. If you haven?t tried your hand at heirloom vegetables, growing Eva Purple Ball tomatoes is a good way to start. Click here to learn how to grow Eva Purple Ball tomatoes.

Tomato ‘Ozark Pink’ Plants – What Is An Ozark Pink Tomato

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Nothing compares to vine-ripened tomatoes picked right from the garden. Ozark Pink tomatoes are perfect for home growers looking to get a jump-start on picking flavorful tomatoes for salads, sandwiches, and fresh eating. Click here for more Ozark Pink information.

What Is A White Queen Tomato – Tips For Growing White Queen Tomatoes

By Liz Baessler

Something you learn very quickly when growing tomatoes is that they don?t just come in red. One of the most impressive white varieties you can find is the White Queen cultivar. Click here to learn how to grow a White Queen tomato plant.

Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus: Treating Tomatoes With Spotted Wilt Virus

Spotted wilt in tomato was first discovered in Australia more than a century ago and was eventually determined to be a viral disease transmitted by thrips. Since that time, it has spread to countries around the world. Click here to learn about tomato spotted wilt treatment.

Greenhouse Tomato Plant Care: Tips For Growing Tomatoes In A Greenhouse

By Amy Grant

Growing tomatoes in a greenhouse isn?t for the faint of heart; they require specific greenhouse tomato plant care entirely different from other crops. If you?re interested in trying your hand, the following article provides tips on how to grow tomatoes in a greenhouse.

Pineapple Tomato Information – How To Grow Hawaiian Pineapple Tomatoes

By Emily Fulk

Growing vegetables isn?t something you have to be an expert at. A good choice for any gardener is the Pineapple tomato. With Hawaiian Pineapple tomatoes, there?s only a little info that you need to know. Check out the following Pineapple tomato information.

Garden Peach Tomato Care – How To Grow A Garden Peach Tomato Plant

By Amy Grant

When is a peach not a peach? When you?re growing Garden Peach tomatoes, of course. What?s a Garden Peach tomato? The following article contains Garden Peach tomato facts such as info on how to grow a Garden Peach tomato and all about Garden Peach tomato care.

Paul Robeson History: What Are Paul Robeson Tomatoes

By Liz Baessler

Paul Robeson is a tomato cult classic. Loved by seed savers and tomato enthusiasts both for its distinct flavor and for its fascinating namesake, it is a real cut above the rest. Learn more about growing Paul Robeson tomatoes and their care in this article.

Ghost Cherry Tomato Care – Tips For Growing Ghost Cherry Plants

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Here at Gardening Know How, we try to provide gardeners with as much information about plants as we can, so that you can decide if a plant is right for you or not. In this article, we will prrovide tips on how to grow a Ghost Cherry tomato in your garden.

Reverend Morrow’s Tomato Plant: Caring For Reverend Morrow’s Heirloom Tomatoes

By Teo Spengler

If you are looking for a tomato plant with fruit that lasts a long time in storage, Reverend Morrow?s Long Keeper tomatoes might be the very thing. These thick-skinned tomatoes can hold their own in storage for a long time. Learn more in this article.

Thai Pink Egg Care: What Is A Thai Pink Egg Tomato Plant

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

As you thumb through seed catalogs in the fall and winter, consider trying some vegetable varieties that have ornamental value, such as Thai Pink Egg tomatoes. What is a Thai Pink Egg tomato? Click here for more information.

White Beauty Tomato Care: What Is A White Beauty Tomato

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

If you?re looking to grow a unique tomato with more color in its history than in its skin, look no further than White Beauty tomatoes. What is a White Beauty tomato? Click on the article that follows for the answer.

Green Tomato Variety – Growing Green Bell Pepper Tomatoes

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

What is Green Bell Pepper tomato? Is it a pepper or a tomato? The name of this specific tomato variety can seem confusing, but it is, in fact, quite simple. Click this article to learn about growing Green Bell Pepper tomatoes in the garden and how to use them.

Green Zebra Tomatoes: How To Grow Green Zebra Plants In The Garden

By Teo Spengler

Here?s a tomato to please your eyes as well as your taste buds. Green Zebra tomatoes are a zesty treat to eat, but they are also spectacular to look at. If you are ready to start growing a Green Zebra tomato plant, prepare yourself for a real show. Click here for more info.

Growing Caspian Pink Tomatoes: What Is A Caspian Pink Tomato

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Growing Caspian Pink tomatoes will provide you earlier fruit than Brandywine with higher production. Click on the article that follows for some tips on how to grow a Caspian Pink tomato and some more of its amazing attributes.

Better Boy Tomato Info – How To Grow A Better Boy Tomato Plant

By Amy Grant

Looking for a smooth skinned, flavorful tomato that thrives in most climates? Try growing Better Boy tomatoes. The following article contains all pertinent Better Boy tomato info including Better Boy growing requirements and about caring for Better Boy tomatoes.

What Is A Black Ethiopian Tomato: Growing Black Ethiopian Tomato Plants

By Liz Baessler

Tomatoes aren?t just red anymore. Black is one criminally underappreciated tomato color, and one of the most satisfying black tomato varieties is the Black Ethiopian. Keep reading to learn more about growing Black Ethiopian tomato plants in the garden.

Ruffled Yellow Tomato Info – What Is A Yellow Ruffled Tomato

As the name suggests, Yellow Ruffled tomato is a golden-yellow tomato with pronounced pleats, or ruffles. Growing Yellow Ruffled tomatoes is fairly straightforward as long as you can provide the plant?s basic needs as far as soil, water and sunlight. Learn more here.

Buckeye Rot Of Tomato Plants: How To Treat Tomatoes With Buckeye Rot

By Angie Coyier

Do your tomatoes have large brownish spots with concentric rings that resemble a buckeye? Are these spots near the blossom end or where they contact the soil? Your tomatoes may have buckeye rot. Learn more about this soil borne fungus here.

Tomatoes For Arid Climates – Types Of Drought And Heat Tolerant Tomatoes

It’s possible to grow tomatoes for hot, dry climates. The key is planting the best tomatoes for arid climates and then providing them with a little extra TLC. Learn more about choosing heat- and drought-tolerant tomatoes in this article.

Azoychka Tomato Information: Growing Azoychka Tomatoes In The Garden

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Growing Azoychka tomatoes is a good choice for any gardener who prizes all the different varieties of tomatoes. This one can be a little more challenging to find, but it is worth the effort. These are productive, reliable plants that will give you tasty tomatoes. Learn more here.

Early Girl Tomato Care – Learn How To Grow Early Girl Tomatoes

By Teo Spengler

With a name like ?Early Girl,? this tomato is destined for popularity. Who doesn?t want round, red, deeply-flavored garden tomatoes early in the season? If you are thinking of growing an Early Girl tomato crop, you?ll want to click this article for more information.

Aunt Ruby’s Tomatoes: Growing Aunt Ruby’s German Green Tomatoes In The Garden

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Heirloom tomatoes are more popular than ever, with gardeners and tomato lovers alike looking to discover a hidden, cool variety. For something really unique, try growing an Aunt Ruby?s German green tomato plant. This article will help get you started.

Tomato Sweetening Tips: What’s The Secret To Sweet Tomatoes

By Amy Grant

Growing sweet tomatoes can be quite an obsession with some, each year trying to figure out how to make tomatoes sweeter than the year before. Is there a secret to sweet tomatoes? It turns out that there is a secret component to tomato sweetening. Click here to learn more.

Kellogg’s Breakfast Tomato Care – Growing A Kellogg’s Breakfast Plant

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The classic example of a tomato seems to be a plump, red specimen but you have to give the orange hued tomato, Kellogg's Breakfast, a try. This heirloom fruit is a spectacularly flavored beefsteak tomato. Learn more about this tomato variety in the following article.

Liberty Bell Tomato Info: How To Grow Liberty Bell Tomato Plants

By Liz Baessler

Tomatoes are an incredibly diverse fruit. If you want a tomato with thick, firm sides and big empty spaces inside that you can stuff and grill, you can hardly do better than the Liberty Bell. Click this article to learn how to grow Liberty Bell tomato plants.

Brown Flesh Tomato Info: How To Grow Brown Flesh Tomatoes

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

In spite of the name, growing Brown Flesh tomatoes will provide you with some really interesting fruits to use in salads, to stuff, roast, or just eat out of hand. Click on this article learn more about growing and using Brown Flesh tomato plants.

Tomato Vivipary: Learn About Seeds Germinating In A Tomato

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

It is generally easy to tell from the skin of a tomato if the fruit is becoming over ripe. However, occasionally a tomato will look perfectly normal on the outside, while a peculiar sign of over maturity, known as vivipary, is taking place on the inside. Learn more here.

Beefmaster Tomato Info: How To Grow Beefmaster Plants

By Amy Grant

Beefmaster hybrid tomatoes are indeterminate types, also referred to as vining tomatoes that are prolific producers. Interested in more Beefmaster tomato info? Click this article to find out how to grow Beefmaster plants and other pertinent information.

What Is Botryosporium Mold: Treating Tomato Botryosporium Mold In Gardens

By Liz Baessler

Botryosporium mold is a problem that can affect tomatoes. It is most frequently seen on plants that live in greenhouses or other protected areas. While it may look unappealing, this mold is not actually harmful to the plant or the tomatoes themselves. Learn more here.

Red October Tomato Care – How To Grow A Red October Tomato Plant

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Nothing at the supermarket can compare to the freshness and taste you get from homegrown tomatoes. There are many varieties you can grow, but if you want a tasty tomato that will keep well, try the Red October. Click this article to learn more.

What Is A Brandywine Tomato – Tips On Growing Pink Brandywine Tomatoes

By Mary Ellen Ellis

There are so many great varieties of heirloom tomatoes available that it can make the selection process more challenging. One that every tomato lover should include in the garden is the delicious Pink Brandywine. Click here for some basic information.

Cherokee Purple Tomato Info – How To Grow A Cherokee Purple Tomato Plant

Cherokee purple heirloom tomatoes are rather odd-looking tomatoes with a flattened, globe-like shape and pinkish-red skin and hints of green and purple. The flesh is a rich red color and the flavor is delicious - both sweet and tart. Click here to learn more about them.

Moldovan Green Tomato Facts: What Is A Green Moldovan Tomato

Looking for an interesting tomato for the garden? Try Green Moldovan. The flesh is bright, neon green with a mild citrusy, tropical flavor. Click the following article to learn all about growing Moldovan green tomatoes.

Tomato Gray Leaf Spot Control: Managing Gray Leaf Spot On Tomatoes

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Tomatoes from the garden are a treat worth waiting for until brought down by diseases and pests. Gray leaf spot on tomatoes is a classic example and is one of the many diseases that can strike. Click here to learn about tomato gray leaf spot control.

Tomato Anthracnose Information: Learn About Anthracnose Of Tomato Plants

By Liz Baessler

Anthracnose of tomato plants has a particular set of symptoms that affects the fruits, often after they have been picked. To learn more about tomato anthracnose symptoms and how to control tomato anthracnose disease, click this article for additional information.

Double Streak Tomato Virus: Treating Double Streak Virus In Tomatoes

By Teo Spengler

Tomatoes are considered easy-care veggies by many gardeners, but sometimes they are attacked by virus diseases. One of these is the double streak tomato virus. Click here for information on double streak virus in tomatoes and how you should treat it.

What Is Tomato Leaf Mold – Managing Tomatoes With Leaf Mold

By Amy Grant

If you grow your tomatoes in a greenhouse or high tunnel, you are more likely to have problems with leaf mold of tomato. What is tomato leaf mold? Click here to find out the symptoms of tomatoes with leaf mold and tomato leaf mold treatment options.

Controlling Tomato Southern Blight: How To Treat Southern Blight Of Tomatoes

Southern blight of tomatoes may be relatively minor but, in some cases, a severe infection can wipe out an entire bed of tomato plants in a matter of hours. Controlling tomato southern blight is difficult, but if you?re vigilant, you can manage the disease. Learn more here.

Alternaria Tomato Information – Learn About Nailhead Spot Of Tomatoes

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Each year early blight causes significant damage and loss to tomato crops. However, a lesser known, but similar, fungal disease known as nailhead spot of tomatoes can cause just as much damage and loss as early blight. Learn more about it here.

Wild Tomato Information: Learn About Growing Wild Tomatoes

By Amy Grant

All tomatoes owe their existence to wild tomato plants. What are wild tomatoes? These plants are the ancestors of all the tomatoes we eat today. Click this article to learn about wild tomato information and about growing wild tomatoes.

Tomato Anthracnose Info: How To Treat Tomatoes With Anthracnose

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Anthracnose of tomatoes results in lesions on both green and ripe fruit. You can find important tomato anthracnose info, including how to prevent and treat the disease, in this article. Click here to learn more.

Gray Mold Of Tomatoes: How To Treat Gray Mold In Tomato Plants

By Amy Grant

Gray mold in tomato plants is caused by a fungus with a host range of over 200 and can cause a variety of other diseases, including damping off and blight. Given the seriousness of the disease, what are the symptoms of tomato gray mold and how is it managed? Find out here.

Are Volunteer Tomatoes A Good Thing – Learn About Volunteer Tomato Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Volunteer tomato plants are not uncommon in the home garden. They often show up in early spring, as little sprouts in your compost pile, in a side yard, or in a bed where you normally don?t grow tomatoes. Are volunteer tomatoes a good thing? It depends. Learn more here.

Tomato Seedling Problems : Learn About Diseases Of Tomato Seedlings

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Many things can cause sick tomato seedlings but there are steps you can take to prevent problems. Some information on tomato seedling diseases may help avoid issues as they grow. Learn how to avoid these common diseases of tomato seedlings in this articles.

Causes Of Small Tomatoes – Why Does Tomato Fruit Stay Small

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

One problem that we receive many questions about pertains to tomato plants that produce abnormally small fruit. If you?ve noticed that your tomatoes are too small, click this article to learn some reasons why tomato fruit won?t grow to an appropriate proper size.

Mid-Season Tomato Info – Tips For Planting Main Crop Tomato Plants

By Amy Grant

Main crop tomato plants are also referred to as mid-season tomatoes. Regardless of their nomenclature, how do you go about growing mid-season tomatoes? Click this article to find out when to plant mid-season tomatoes and other mid-season tomato info.

Best Storage Tomatoes: How To Grow Long Keeper Tomatoes

By Amy Grant

What is a Long Keeper tomato? If you?re interested in growing Long Keeper tomatoes, click on the following article to find out how to grow Long Keeper tomatoes and about Long Keeper tomato care.

Keeping Squirrels Out Of Gardens: Tips On Protecting Tomatoes From Squirrels

By Ilana Goldowitz Jimenez, Plant Scientist & Writer

Do squirrels eat tomatoes? They certainly do, and if you?ve ever lost tomatoes to a squirrel attack, you may be wondering how to protect tomato plants from squirrels. The information from this article will help with that. Click here to learn more.

Pruning Tomato Plants – Tips On Removing Tomato Plant Leaves

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

As you learn about pruning needs and preferences, you may develop some anxiety. This is especially true of pruning shrubs, which have all sorts of strict rules. Most annual and perennial plants are much more laid back, like tomatoes. Learn more about pruning them here.

Tomato Plant Protection: How To Protect Tomato Plants From Animals

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

While birds, hornworms and other insects are common pests of tomato plants, animals can also be a problem sometimes too. Our gardens can be full of almost ripened fruits and vegetables one day, then eaten down to bare stalks the next day. Learn how to protect them here.

Birds Are Eating My Tomatoes – Learn How To Protect Tomato Plants From Birds

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

You spot a heart-sinking sight, a cluster of tomatoes that look like something has taken a bite out of each one. After some of your own covert ops, you discover the culprit is birds. ?Help! Birds are eating my tomatoes!? Learn how to protect tomato plants from birds here.

Black Stems On Tomatoes: Treating Tomato Stem Diseases In The Garden

By Amy Grant

One day your tomato plants are hale and hearty and the next day they're riddled with black spots on the stems. What causes black stems on tomatoes? If your tomato plant has black stems, don't panic. This article will help with fixing the problem.

Stink Bugs On Tomatoes: Learn About Leaf-Footed Bug Damage To Tomatoes

By Jackie Carroll

Stink bugs and leaf-footed bugs are closely related insects that feed on tomato plants and fruit. The damage to the foliage and stems is negligible, but the insects can ruin young fruit. Find out how to get rid of leaf footed bugs and stink bugs in this article.

Hot Climate Tomatoes: How To Grow Tomatoes In Warm Climates

By Amy Grant

When temps are higher than 85 degrees F. (29 C.) during the day and the nights remain around 72 F. (22 C.), tomatoes will fail to set fruit, so growing tomatoes in hot climates has its challenges. Learn more in this article.

Tomato Companions: Learn About Plants That Grow With Tomatoes

By Amy Grant

To boost your yields, you might try companion planting next to tomatoes. If you are new to companion planting, the following article will give you some insight into plants that grow well with tomatoes. Click here to learn more.

Growing Tomatoes With Potatoes: Can You Plant Tomatoes With Potatoes

By Amy Grant

Because they are brethren so to speak, it seems logical that planting tomatoes and potatoes together would be a perfect marriage. Growing tomatoes with potatoes isn?t quite that simple. Click here to find out if you can plant tomatoes with potatoes.

Planting Tomato Slices: Learn How To Grow A Tomato From Sliced Fruit

By Amy Grant

Recently, I came across a tomato propagation method that blew my mind. Growing tomatoes from a tomato slice. Is it really possible to grow a tomato from sliced tomato fruit? Click this article to find out if you can start plants from tomato slices.

Tomato Plant Insect Pests: Tips For Treating Pests On Tomatoes

By Amy Grant

Even if tomato insect damage is nominal, the pests themselves often are vectors for disease. So, it is imperative that you recognize tomato insect damage and learn about treating pests on tomatoes. This article will help.

Tomato Mosaic Virus Symptoms: Managing Tomato Mosaic Virus

By Amy Grant

Tomato mosaic virus is one of the oldest described plant viruses. It is extremely easy to spread and can be devastating to crops. Click on the following article to learn more about tomato mosaic virus symptoms and tomato mosaic virus treatment.

Zippers On Tomatoes – Information About Tomato Fruit Zippering

By Amy Grant

Tomatoes have their share of problems. Amongst this plethora of ills is tomato plant zippering. If you?ve never heard of zippers on tomatoes, I bet you?ve seen them. So what causes zippering on tomatoes? This article has more information.

Target Spot On Tomato Fruit – Tips On Treating Target Spot On Tomatoes

Target spot on tomato fruit is difficult to control because the spores, which survive on plant refuse in the soil, are carried over from season to season. Learn how to treat target spot on tomatoes in this article and protect your plants from its hold.

Are Split Tomatoes Safe To Eat: Edibility Of Cracked Tomatoes On The Vine

By Amy Grant

One of the more frequent issues is cracked tomatoes on the vine. When presented with this problem, it?s common to wonder about eating tomatoes that are split open. Are split tomatoes safe to eat? Find out in this article.

Tomato Fruit Problems – Reasons For Weird Shaped Tomatoes

By Amy Grant

For those of us who grow our own veggies, we know that perfection isn?t always attainable nor is it necessarily desirable. A great example is weird shaped tomatoes. Learn what causes deformed tomato fruit in this article.

Can Fresh Tomatoes Be Frozen – How To Freeze Garden Tomatoes

By Amy Grant

If you have a surplus of bumper crops, like tomatoes, far too many to eat or give away, what do you do with the extra produce? You freeze it, of course. Use the information in this article to find out how to freeze garden tomatoes.

Bumpy Tomato Stems: Learn About White Growths On Tomato Plants

By Amy Grant

One fairly common problem of tomato plants are bumps on the tomato vines. These bumpy tomato stems may look sort of like tomato acne or white growths. So what does it mean if the tomato stem is covered with bumps? Click here to learn more.

Why Tomatoes Taste Sour Or Bitter – How To Fix Bitter Tasting Tomatoes

By Amy Grant

Luckily this has never happened to me, but I have met other people wondering why they have bitter tasting garden tomatoes. So why would tomatoes taste bitter, or even sour? Find out with the information found in this article.

Symptoms Of Tomato Big Bud Disease: Learn About Big Bud In Tomatoes

By Amy Grant

One of the growing pains involved in cultivating tomatoes is the tomato big bud virus. What are some of the symptoms of tomato big bud disease and how can we combat big bud in tomatoes? Find out in this article. Click here for more info.

Tomato Plant Toxicity – Can Tomatoes Poison You

By Amy Grant

Have you ever heard that tomatoes can poison you? Is there any truth to the rumors of tomato plant toxicity? Let?s explore the facts and decide if this is an urban myth or if toxicity of tomatoes is a valid concern. Click here for more info.

Why Red Tomatoes Are Green Inside

By Amy Grant

Some tomato problems we can combat and some are up to fate. One such oddity is when red tomatoes are green inside. Why are some tomatoes green inside? And if the tomatoes are green inside, are they bad? Read here to learn more.

What Is Bunchy Top Virus Of Tomato Plants

By Kristi Waterworth

Bunchy Top Virus of tomatoes may sound like a funny disease, but it?s no laughing matter. Find out how to detect Bunchy Top and what you can do about it in this informative article. The health of your tomato plants may depend on it.

Hanging Support For Tomatoes – How To String Up Tomato Plants Overhead

By Amy Grant

Most of us use a tomato cage or single pole trellis to support the plant as it grows and fruits. However, there is another new method, a vertical trellis for tomato plants. Intrigued? The question is how to make a tomato trellis? Find out here.

What To Do For Tomatoes Affected By Nematodes

By Kristi Waterworth

Your garden is your sanctuary, but it?s also the home to some pretty intimidating creatures. Root knot nematodes can be overwhelming to a tomato plant if you?re unprepared, so read this article to learn more.

Hollow Tomato Fruit: Learn About Types Of Stuffer Tomatoes

By Amy Grant

No other vegetable creates such a stir in the gardening community more than the tomato. Not a new kid on the block, the stuffer tomato plant is more than just another variety; it occupies a unique niche amongst the plethora of tomato types. Learn more about it here.

Starting Tomato Cuttings: Rooting Tomato Cuttings In Water Or Soil

By Amy Grant

Many of us have started new houseplants from cuttings and even shrubs or perennials for the garden, but did you know that many vegetables can be started in this manner too? Tomato propagation by cuttings is a perfect example and easy to do. This article will help.

Tomato Leaf Types: What Is A Potato Leaf Tomato

By Amy Grant

Most of us are familiar with the appearance of tomato leaves; they are multi-lobed, serrated or almost tooth like, right? But, what if you have a tomato plant that is lacking these lobes? Is something wrong with the plant? Click here to find out.

Are Blight Infected Tomatoes Edible?

By Amy Grant

Late blight of tomato plants kills off foliage and rots fruit at its most destructive. Is there any help for late blight of tomato plants, and can you eat tomatoes affected with blight? Read this article to find out more.

Little Leaf Of Tomato – Information About Tomato Little Leaf Syndrome

By Amy Grant

If your tomatoes have severely distorted top growth with the little ?leaflets? along the midrib, it is possible that it has Tomato Little Leaf Syndrome. What is tomato little leaf and what causes little leaf disease in tomatoes? Click here to find out.

Puffiness In Tomatoes: Why Tomatoes Are Hollow Inside

By Kristi Waterworth

Tomatoes are popular in the vegetable garden, but for many gardeners they seem to come with lots of problems, too. Among them are hollow tomatoes. Read this article for more info.

Catfacing Fruit Deformity: Learn About Catfacing On Tomatoes

By Amy Grant

If you have noticed abnormal cavities and swelling in your prized tomatoes, it may be catfacing fruit deformity. What is catfacing on tomatoes and how can it be treated? Read this article to learn more.

Ring Culture Of Tomatoes – Learn About Tomato Ring Culture Growing

By Amy Grant

Love tomatoes but seem to have no end of trouble with pests and disease? Tomato ring culture growing may be the answer. Read the following article for more information on this unique growing method.

Spacing Tomato Plants: How To Space Tomato Plants

By Amy Grant

Not only is temperature an important growth factor, but the spacing for tomato plants can affect their performance as well. Read the following article to learn more about how to properly space tomato plants.

Tomato Leaves Turn White: How To Treat Tomato Plants With White Leaves

By Amy Grant

Tomatoes' susceptibility to temperature and light extremes renders them vulnerable to white tomato leaves. Explore this white leaf color on tomato plants and learn what, if anything, can be done about it in this article.

Tomato Temperature Tolerance: Best Growing Temp For Tomatoes

By Amy Grant

A suitable tomato plant can be found to grow in almost any climate and environment. Tomato temperature tolerance varies depending upon the cultivar, and there are many. Learn more in this article.

Tomato Ringspot Virus – What To Do For Tomato Ringspot On Plants

By Kristi Waterworth

Plant viruses are scary diseases that may appear seemingly out of nowhere. Tomato ringspot virus is one of the more insidious and difficult to control. Learn more in this article.

End Of Tomato Growing Season: What To Do With Tomato Plants At End Of Season

By Amy Grant

You may have questions regarding the end of tomato growing season. Questions such as ?do tomato plants die at the end of season?? and ?when is the end of tomato season?? Read this article to find out.

Harvest Time For Tomatoes: When To Pick Tomatoes

By Amy Grant

If you are lucky enough to be able to grow your own tomatoes, the question is when are tomatoes ready to harvest? Red ones are the obvious answer, but this article has other things you should look for when picking tomatoes.

Tomatoes With Sclerotinia Stem Rot – How To Treat Tomato Timber Rot

By Kristi Waterworth

Tomatoes are also hugely popular with fungus, including those responsible for tomato timber rot. What is timber rot of tomatoes? This article explains more and includes tips for the control of Sclerotinia.

Tomato Plant Ripening: Can You Slow Down The Ripening Of Tomatoes?

By Amy Grant

Not everyone lives in a cool and wet climate, and slowing down tomato ripening may be of paramount importance in hotter regions. Read this article to get tips for slowing the ripening process in tomatoes.

Mulching Tomato Plants: What’s The Best Mulch For Tomatoes?

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Most people who grow robust tomato plants with healthy fruit know the importance that mulching plays. Mulching tomato plants is a great practice to get into for many reasons. Explore popular mulch options for tomatoes here.

Tomato Plant Allergies: How To Treat Tomato Rashes In The Garden

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Many plants can result in allergic reactions, including common vegetable garden plants like tomato. Learn more about what causes skin rash from tomatoes and other tomato plant allergies in this article.

Growing Seedless Tomatoes – Types Of Seedless Tomato For The Garden

By Anne Baley

Tomatoes might be considered a perfect garden vegetable except for having to deal with the slippery seeds. If you've often wished for a tomato without any seeds, you're in luck. Click here for some seedless tomato varieties.

Growing Indoor Tomatoes – Tips On How To Grow Tomato Plants Over Winter

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Tomatoes are a warm season crop that dies back when cold temperatures threaten. This usually means no home-grown tomatoes in winter, unless you have a greenhouse. You can, however, grow tomatoes indoors. Learn more here.

Controlling Yellow Shoulders On Tomatoes: Information About Yellow Green Tomato Shoulders

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

There is nothing like those sweet, juicy red tomatoes of summer. But what happens if your fruit persistently refuses to ripen all the way, resulting in yellow shoulder disorder? Find out in this article.

Tomato Curly Top Virus: Tips For Treating Curly Top Virus

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Curly top on plants can devastate your garden crops. Prevention is the only effective means of treating curly top virus. What is curly top virus you ask? Read this article for more information about curly top virus symptoms.

What Are Currant Tomatoes: Different Types Of Currant Tomato

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Currant tomatoes are unusual tomato varieties. What are currant tomatoes, you may ask? They are similar to a cherry tomato, but smaller and grow in grape-like clusters on indeterminate plants. Click here for more info.

Determinate vs Indeterminate Tomatoes: How To Distinguish A Determinate From An Indeterminate Tomato

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Tomatoes are classified by their growth habit and fall into the categories of determinate and indeterminate tomato varieties. Once you know the characteristics, it is easy to tell which are which. This article will help.

Information On Common Tomato Plant Problems

By Heather Rhoades

Tomatoes are often considered to be among the easiest vegetables to grow in the home garden. But, while tomatoes are easy to grow, this does not mean that you will not have problems. Learn more in this article.

How To Dry Tomatoes And Tips For Storing Dried Tomatoes

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Knowing how to sun dry tomatoes will help preserve your summer harvest and enjoy the fruit well into winter. The added flavor and ease of storing dried tomatoes are benefits of the preservative process. Learn more here.

Saving Tomato Seeds – How To Collect Tomato Seeds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Saving tomato seeds is an excellent way to preserve a variety that performed well in your garden. Harvesting tomato seeds is very easy too. Find out how to save tomato seeds in this article.

Tomato Sunscald: What To Do About Sunscald On Tomatoes

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Sunscald commonly affects tomatoes, as well as peppers. It?s generally the result of exposure to sunlight during extreme heat, though may be caused by other factors as well. Learn what those are in this article.

Septoria Leaf Canker – Information On Controlling Septoria Leaf Spot On Tomatoes

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Septoria leaf canker primarily affects tomato plants and members of its family. It is a leaf spot disease that is first evident on the oldest leaves of the plants. Read this article to get tips for treating septoria leaf spot.

Growing Beefsteak Tomato Plants In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Beefsteak tomatoes are aptly named large, thickly fleshed fruits. They are one of the favorite tomato varieties for the home garden. Growing beefsteak tomatoes requires a bit of know how, and this article will help.

What Causes Lots Of Flowers And No Tomatoes On Tomato Plants

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Are you getting tomato plant blossoms but no tomatoes? When a tomato plant is not producing, it can leave you at a loss as to what to do. Several factors can lead to a lack of fruit setting, and this article will help.

Identifying And Preventing Late Blight On Tomatoes

By Jackie Rhoades

Late blight tomato disease is the rarest of the blights that affect both tomatoes and potatoes, but it is also the most destructive. Learn more about late blight symptoms and treatment in this article.

Heirloom Tomato Plants: What Is An Heirloom Tomato

By Heather Rhoades

Heirloom tomatoes have received a lot of attention. But this can leave some gardeners asking a??What is an heirloom tomato?a?? and a??What are the best heirloom tomato varieties?a?? Find out in this article.

The Ultimate Guide To Growing Tomatoes: A List Of Tomato Growing Tips

By Heather Rhoades

Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable to grow in the home garden. Here we have compiled articles with information on what tomatoes need to grow. Click this Gardening Know Howa??s Ultimate Guide To Growing Tomato Plants!

Planting Tomato Seeds – How To Start Tomato Plants From Seed

By Heather Rhoades

Growing tomatoes from seed can open a whole new world of specialty, heirloom or unusual tomatoes. Starting tomato plants from seeds is easy and requires only a little bit of planning. This article can help with that.

Bacterial Speck Identification and Tips For Control For Bacterial Speck On Tomato Plants

By Heather Rhoades

Tomato bacterial speck is a less common but certainly possible tomato disease that can happen in the home garden. Read this article to learn more about the symptoms of bacterial speck on tomatoes.

Blight On Tomatoes – Tomato Blight Treatment And Prevention

By Jackie Rhoades

What is tomato blight? Blight on tomatoes is caused by a fungal infection and like all fungi, they are spread by spores and require damp, warm weather conditions to flourish. Learn more in this article.

Tomato Pinworm Control – Getting Rid Of Worms In Tomatoes

By Jackie Rhoades

Tomato pinworms feed only on solanaceous plants; that is, members of the nightshade family, such as eggplant and potato. Read the following article to get tips for controlling these tomato eating worms.

Tomato Plant Diseases And How To Identify A Disease In Tomato Plants

By Jackie Rhoades

Diseases of tomato plants concern every gardener whether they grow one plant in a pot or enough to can and freeze. There are too many tomato plant diseases to list in one article, but here are some of the most common.

Wilting Tomato Plants – What Causes Tomato Plants To Wilt And Die

By Heather Rhoades

When a tomato plant wilts, it can leave gardeners scratching their heads, particularly if the wilting happened seemingly overnight. So why are tomato leaves wilting? Read this article to find out more.

Growing Tomatoes Upside Down – Tips For Planting Tomatoes Upside Down

By Heather Rhoades

Growing tomatoes upside down, whether in buckets or in special bags, is not new but it has become wildly popular over the past few years. Look at the ins and outs of how to grow upside down tomatoes in this article.

Miniature Tomatoes In The Garden

By Jackie Rhoades

Miniature tomatoes are ideal for growing in a sunny window, apartment balcony or sunny porch step and a great way to introduce children to gardening. Learn more about growing micro tomatoes here.

Tips For Tomato Planting – How To Plant A Tomato

By Jackie Rhoades

Tomatoes are probably the most popular summer vegetable for experts and novices alike. Once all danger of frost is past, it?s time to think about tomato planting. This article will help get you started.

Tomato Suckers – How To Identify Suckers On A Tomato Plant

By Heather Rhoades

Tomato plant suckers is a term that can leave a new gardener scratching his or her head. What are suckers on a tomato plant? And, just as importantly, how to identify suckers on a tomato plant? Read here to find out.

Fertilizing Tomatoes: Tips For Using Tomato Plant Fertilizer

By Heather Rhoades

Tomatoes are heavy feeders and do better when provided with plenty of nutrients to grow through the season. But what is a good tomato fertilizer? And when should you be fertilizing tomato plants? Read here to find out more.

Planting Time For Tomatoes: Best Time For Planting Tomatoes

By Heather Rhoades

Many people often wonder what is the best time for planting tomatoes. The planting time for tomatoes depends on where you live and your weather conditions, but there are a few guidelines that can help. Click here for more.

Tomato Curling Leaves – Causes And Effects Of Tomato Plant Leaf Curl

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Are your tomato leaves curling? Tomato plant leaf curl can leave gardeners feeling frustrated and uncertain. But learning to recognize the sign and causes of curling tomato leaves can help. Click here to learn more.

Steps To Pollinate Tomatoes By Hand

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

While tomato flowers are typically wind pollinated, and occasionally through bees, sometimes they need a little help. In these situations, you may need to hand pollinate. Look at how to pollinate tomato plants here.

How To Grow Tomatoes In Pots and Containers

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Growing tomatoes in pots is nothing new. This article for growing tomatoes in containers will help with tips for growing healthy container tomato plants so you can reap the benefits of their healthy fruits.

Thick Tomato Skins: What Causes Tough Tomato Skin

By Heather Rhoades

Tomato skin thickness is something most gardeners dona??t think about...until their tomatoes have thick skins that detract from the succulent texture of the tomato. Are tough tomato skins unavoidable? Read here to find out.

Tomato Hornworm – Organic Control Of Hornworms

By Heather Rhoades

What are the big green caterpillars eating my tomato plants? These odd caterpillars are tomato hornworms and can do significant damage to your tomato plants and fruit if not controlled early and quickly. Learn more here.

Early Blight Alternaria – Treatment For Tomato Plant Leaf Spots And Yellow Leaves

By Heather Rhoades

If you have noticed tomato leaf spots and the lower leaves turning yellow, you may have tomato early blight alternaria. Learn more about what causes tomato early blight alternaria and how to treat leaf spot in this article.

Information On What Causes Tomatoes To Split And How To Prevent Tomato Cracking

By Heather Rhoades

Sometimes, right in the middle of thinking everything is alright with your tomato crop, you will find splitting tomatoes or tomato cracking. What causes tomatoes to split? Read this article to learn more.

Tomato Rots On Bottom – Identifying Tomato Plants With Blossom Rot

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Have you noticed tomato fruit that looks rotten on the bottom? A common problem in the garden, especially when growing tomatoes, and a commonly asked about topic, blossom end rot is usually seen in half grown fruits or early on in the season. Learn more in this article.

Tomato Leaves Turning Yellow – What Causes Yellow Tomato Leaves

There are several possible reasons why leaves on tomato plants are turning yellow, and getting to the right answer requires careful consideration and sometimes a bit of trial and error. Learn what you can do about those yellow tomato leaves in this article.

Making Tomato Cages – How To Build A Tomato Cage

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

While tomatoes are easy to grow, these plants oftentimes require support. Tomato plants can be successfully supported as they grow by building tomato cages. Get tips for building tomato cages in this article.

Tips On Growing Cherry Tomatoes

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Tomatoes are the most versatile and used vegetable out of the garden. One of the favorites in the garden is cherry tomatoes and, because of this, we will focus on planting cherry tomatoes in this article.

Staking Tomato Plants – Find The Best Way To Stake Tomatoes

By Heather Rhoades

Staking tomato plants is an excellent way to improve the quality of the tomatoes you will harvest and helps to keep the tomato plants healthier. Finding the best way to stake tomatoes depends on a few factors found here.

Light Requirements For Tomatoes – How Much Sun Do Tomato Plants Need

By Heather Rhoades

Growing tomatoes and sun go hand in hand. Without enough sun, a tomato plant can't produce fruit. You may be wondering how much sun do tomato plants need and does my garden get enough sun for tomatoes? Find out here.

Tips For Growing Roma Tomatoes

By Heather Rhoades

Growing and caring for roma tomato plants means that you will be growing the perfect tomato for making delicious sauces. Read this article to take a look at a few tips for growing roma tomatoes.

Watering Tomato Plants – How Much Water Do Tomato Plants Need

By Heather Rhoades

One of the most crucial parts of tomato care is knowing how much water do tomato plants need. Take a look at how to properly water tomatoes in the article that follows so you can help ensure the health of your tomatoes.

How To Turn Green Tomatoes Red & How To Store Tomatoes In The Fall

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Wondering how to make tomatoes turn red can be frustrating for a gardener. Harvesting green tomatoes and storing them indoors will help conserve the plant's energy well into fall. Learn more in this article.

Tomato Varieties & Color: Learn About Different Tomato Colors

By Heather Rhoades

It may surprise you to learn that with different tomato varieties, color is not constant. As a matter of fact, tomatoes were not always red. Read here to learn about different types of tomato varieties for growing.

Do Tomatoes Ripen From The Inside Out?

By Heather Rhoades

?Do tomatoes ripen from the inside out?? One quick search of the internet showed that this was indeed something that many people believed, but the question still remained?is it true? Click this article to learn more.

Should You Prune Tomato Plants

By Heather Rhoades

Sometimes the tomato plants in our gardens get so large and so unwieldy that you can't help but wonder "Should I prune my tomato plants?" and "Exactly how do I prune tomato plants?" Find the answers in this article.

What Makes Tomatoes Turn Red

By Heather Rhoades

It can be a frustrating thing to have a tomato plant full of green tomatoes with no sign that they will ever turn red. So the question becomes "Why do tomatoes turn red?" Find out in this article.

Tips for Growing Tomatoes – How to Grow Tomatoes

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Nothing much compares to the juicy taste of a red, ripe tomato straight out of the garden. These delectable fruits not only taste great but are quite easy to grow. Get tomato growing tips in the article that follows.

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