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Topic by MsDebbieP posted 03-23-2011 09:35 AM 2664 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

03-23-2011 09:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: plant info gateway tomatoes

This is a GATEWAY to everything posted at GardenTenders.com tagged as “TOMATOES”

Feel free to add any info (technical or practical) here as well.

-PLANT INFO MASTER LIST http://gardentenders.com/topics/1678

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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Bon

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03-23-2011 09:58 AM

Thanks for adding the tomatoes Debbie.Now I can look back for references much more quickly.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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MsDebbieP

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03-23-2011 10:03 AM

no problem

Companion Plants
  • carrots, onions, parsley, nasturtiums, asparagus, cucumber, asparagus,
  • NOT: , cauliflower, fennel, potatoes,
  • Tip: don’t grow tomatoes where peppers, potatoes or eggplants were in past 3 years.
Indoor Start Date
  • 7 weeks before last frost

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

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03-23-2011 10:05 AM

Don’t forget a few marigolds to keep the bugs away and make it look pretty too.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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jroot

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03-23-2011 04:08 PM

valuable information. Many thanks, MsDebbieP.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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03-25-2011 08:54 AM

here’s an interesting story:
  • planting tomatoes under oak trees. For some reason, the two seem to work well together, even if the oak tree provides a dense shade – as long as the tomato plant receives at least 5 hours of full sun, preferably in the morning. Therefore, we have been planting tomatoes on the east or south sides of our oak trees. Their production is probably half what it would be in full sun, however, the fruits rarely have any insect damage or suffer cracking or rot. I think this is because the plants are not stressed by the full sun and heat. An added benefit to this is that the tomato does not need to be covered for an early frost since the tree protects it
    http://www.greenhousebed.com/Permaculture/ShadePlantings.htm

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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04-03-2012 02:57 AM

this is interesting – remove the suckers and leaves or not? What do you think?

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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05-14-2012 04:16 PM

plant problems

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

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05-15-2012 07:03 AM

Great info sites.Thanks for the links.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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