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The Best Tomato Fertiliser

14 Sep


Does your tomato fertiliser provide the nutrients your plant needs to grow the very best, juicy tomatoes? If you’re not sure, we’ll walk you through soil nutrition and fertiliser step by step. You won’t believe what a difference it will make to the health and yield of your tomato plant. Understanding Soil Nutrition The nutrition […]

Tomato Plant Nutrition: What Nutrients do Tomato Plants Need?

5 Sep

Tomato Plant Nutrition: What Nutrients do Tomato Plants Need?
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Every tomato grower has a ‘secret recipe’ for tomato growing success. An integral part of a high yield is proper tomato plant nutrition. That’s right – plants need food, too! Giving a plant the right food at the right time will not only increase fruit yield, it will also help prevent damage from diseases and […]

6 Steps for Vertical Gardening

5 Jul

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One of the most exciting trends in gardening worldwide is vertical gardening, particularly for those who have limited or no horizontal space. Not only do vertical gardens beautify a boring fence or wall; some vegetables and fruit – including the smaller tomato varieties – do well and provide urban dwellers with the opportunity to grow […]

How to Make Compost

27 Jan


Adding compost to your soil is an effective way to improve the quality of your homegrown tomatoes. And it’s easy to make compost yourself. Compost Heap or Compost Bin? A bin looks tidy, and can help prevent small animals from breeding in your compost. However, a closed bin will make it more difficult to aerate

3 Reasons You Should Grow Tomatoes

1 Dec

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1. Tomatoes Taste Delicious There is no denying just how delicious and versatile a fresh, juicy tomato can be. They can be eaten cooked or raw, as a snack or a main dish, on a pizza, in a salad, or just by themselves. Tomatoes also play an important role in many different traditional cuisines: Italian […]

How to Grow Your Own Groceries

16 Oct

Marjory Wildcraft

  Podcast: Play in new window | Download Had a very interesting chat with Marjory Wildcraft today, a very well-known gardener who grows her own groceries. Marjory has been called the “Martha Stewart of Self-Reliance” as she has taught hundreds of thousands of people in 30 countries how to simply and easily grow your own food and some […]

University Researchers Imitate Heirloom Tomato Taste

27 Aug

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Researchers at the University of Florida are cultivating tomatoes that taste like sweet, juicy heirloom tomatoes that will be suitable for mass production and supermarket sales. According to Prof. Harry Klee of the University’s Horticultural Sciences Department, the reason most supermarket tomatoes taste bland and lack flavour is simply because farmers are paid to produce […]

The Tree Tomato or Tamarillo Gains Popularity Worldwide

16 Jul

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When is a tomato not a tomato? When it grows on trees! While related to the tomato, capsicum, eggplant and the humble potato (they all belong to the Solanaceae family), the tree tomato is an exotic, subtropical fruit that originated in Central and South America. For many decades it’s been cultivated in various parts of […]

Arabs Use Fish to Feed Tomatoes

2 Jun


A popular golf resort in Dubai is using fish and tomato plants together to feed one another. They don’t use any chemicals or crop rotation, and the system is 100% organic, relying on a symbiotic environment, where the two species benefit one another. The process they are using is dubbed Aquaponics, and it involves feeding […]

Irradiated Tomatoes in Australia

27 Apr

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It may soon be legal for tomatoes and capsicum in Queensland, Australia to be legally irradiated to kill bacteria and bugs. This announcement was made by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) in mid-March 2013, just four years after the Federal Government prohibited the irradiation of imported cat food after a large number of animals […]