Love Apple Farms: Tomatoes  Each plant should have about 7 main steams (14 for cherry tomatoes). Pick off any suckers (shown in picture) that come off these main stems.  This will increase air flow, increase tomato size and decrease disease.

Love Apple Farms: Tomatoes Each plant should have about 7 main steams (14 for cherry tomatoes). Pick off any suckers (shown in picture) that come off these main stems. This will increase air flow, increase tomato size and decrease disease.

Tomato Blossom-End Rot : it's a common problem with homegrown tomatoes. Follow the pin for the fix :3

Tomato Blossom-End Rot Treatment

Tomato Blossom-End Rot : it's a common problem with homegrown tomatoes. Follow the pin for the fix :3

To prevent beetles and other insects from destroying your tomatoes, create a mixture of one gallon of water, six drops of liquid soap, and two tablespoons of crushed hot red pepper powder. Spray this solution on your plants weekly.

Using Red Pepper to Protect Tomato Plants

To prevent beetles and other insects from destroying your tomatoes, create a mixture of one gallon of water, six drops of liquid soap, and two tablespoons of crushed hot red pepper powder. Spray this solution on your plants weekly.

Secrets to growing tomatoes

Secrets to growing tomatoes

Secrets to growing tomatoes. Last year I started about 25 different kinds of heirloom tomatoes. Baker Creek seeds has over 600 to chose from. The hardest part is narrowing your list down!

12 Top Tomato Tips (from Birds & Blooms): The rule of thumb is that you'll need two tomato plants for every tomato eater in your household. But if you plan on canning, four per person is more accurate.

12 Top Tomato Tips (from Birds & Blooms): The rule of thumb is that you'll need two tomato plants for every tomato eater in your household. But if you plan on canning, four per person is more accurate.

Growing peppers. Peppers hate nitrogen/commercial fertilizer. Wait until plants flower before fertilizing. Then spray leaves with 1 tsp of Epsom salt to 1qt of water (peppers need Magnesium to set fruit). Peppers also enjoy small amounts of potassium (wood ashes).

Growing peppers. Peppers hate nitrogen/commercial fertilizer. Wait until plants flower before fertilizing. Then spray leaves with 1 tsp of Epsom salt to 1qt of water (peppers need Magnesium to set fruit). Peppers also enjoy small amounts of potassium (wood ashes).

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