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How To Ripen Your Tomatoes

By August/September time, many of us gardener’s are nervously looking at our tomato plants wondering if they are going to ripen. Most tomato plants will continue to produce flowers well into September, and sometimes even longer. These late flowers are highly unlikely to become fruits so they are best removed so that the plant can […]

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Six Tips For Tomato Growing Success

Tomatoes are probably the most popular vegetable plant (though really it’s a fruit) grown at home. Many people try to grow these every year to various degrees of success. But what do you really need in order to successfully grow tomatoes? Here are six tips that will help you grow strong, healthy tomato plants that […]

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January – What To Do In The Vegetable Garden

January is traditionally a quiet month down at the allotment, but then that is usually down to the fact the weather is cold and wet. However, for those who are either willing to brave the elements or lucky enough to get decent weather there is still plenty of work to do. Vegetables Whilst the ground […]

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Growing Tomatoes – Starting Off Your Seeds

Most people start their tomato plants off from seed, which isn’t particularly difficult to do. The advantage of growing from seed is that you have access to a much wider choice of varieties. When you buy pre-grown plants you can usually only find a few of the most commonly grown varieties. Pre-grown plants are useful […]