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Why are my tomato starts spindly?

Q: What could be the cause of my heirloom tomatoes, started from seed, becoming spindly after being transplanted into my raised beds. The seed was planted March 3 and transplanted May 10. They were hardened off starting one week before with … Continue reading

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Can I grow tomatoes in a 5-gallon container?

Q: I purchased a Super Sweet 100 cherry tomato plant. Can I grow this in a 5-gallon bucket with stakes/support? Online information says they grow to 5 feet. I have never successfully grown my own tomatoes. A: You can successfully grow this … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato and Lentil Soup

Nothing says summer like tomatoes, and nothing says clean out the pantry like a dusty canister of lentils. Therefore, on this beautiful rainy summer- fall feeling  day, I decided to tackle both. Bon Appétit. 6 vine ripened tomato 1 C lentils … Continue reading

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Tomato Soup’s Return Visit

I was recently asked what type of cook I am. Without missing a beat, I replied, “I am a rogue cook.” I believe in cooking with what’s on hand. Anyone who has dined at my house knows never to expect … Continue reading

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