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[4 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Heirloom Tomato – Best Tomato Varieties

Heirloom tomatoes, also known as “heritage” tomatoes, are tomatoes whose seeds have been openly pollinated and passed down from one generation to the next since 1940 or earlier. Many heirloom tomato varieties offer traits that have been bred out of hybrid commercial tomato varieties, giving them characteristics and flavors that you won’t find in tomatoes grown from non-heirloom seeds. Heirloom tomato varieties have adapted and thrived for sometimes hundreds of years, creating genetically unique strains that do not suffer from the blandness that is evident in some hybrid …

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[2 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Invasion of the Grape Tomato

Grape Tomato- The rising popularity
Once and a while a new vegetable or fruit becomes very popular, such was the case with the hybrid strain of the grape tomato. The original tomato plants produced a plum sized tomato and the only way to make the larger and rounder sizes we are used to today was to cross breed them, making them a hybrid. Tomatoes were also cross bred to make them smaller, such as the cherry tomato and then even smaller to make the popular grape size tomato. Cherry tomatoes when …

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[8 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]
Preparing Your Organic Vegetable Garden

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Starting your first vegetable garden? Here are a few tips to help get you started.
1) Select a sunny location with well-drained soil. Prepare planting beds first by measuring out a size and length that are convenient. Beds that are about 21/2 feet wide allow for reaching the middle from either side. After you plant your first organic vegetable  garden you can adjust the widths. Our first year of green beans was way to close and it made harvesting a real chore.
2) If you are planning on using raised beds …

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[22 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Backyard Vegetable Gardening Tips

Would it be possible for you to grow a vegetable garden in your backyard? Consider this option as healthy foods are just within your reach. Even your children can help and cultivate their own vegetables. Having fun while learning is a good idea, right? But before you start you have to plan ahead.
Which Veggies?
Plan which types of vegetables to grow in your garden. Choose vegetables from early, middle and late season which you prefer best.
Against all veggie odds
By  knowing the characteristics of specific vegetables, you can use them to their best advantage. Some types of …