Top 10 Tomato Companion Plants

Top 10 Tomato Companion Plants

Tomatoes are a staple in many gardens, and companion planting is a natural way to enhance your tomato plants’ health and yield without resorting to chemicals. Certain plants, when grown alongside tomatoes, can deter pests, attract beneficial insects, and even improve soil health. Let’s dive into the world of companion planting and discover the best…

Topping Tomatoes

Topping Tomatoes

You may hear people talk about topping tomatoes, but what is this? Topping the plant is when you remove the growing tip late in the season. You simply snip the whole top section of the plant out so it will no longer grow upwards. Why Do We Do This? Well, as it actually happens, I…

Tickling Toms

Tickling Toms

Did you know that giving your tomato flowers a good tickle can lead to higher yields? Here’s how. Increase Fruit Production Hand-pollinating tomato flowers can significantly increase fruit production. Tomato plants rely on wind or insects, like bees, for natural pollination. However, certain factors, such as a lack of air movement or few pollinators (in…

6 Tomato Growing Mistakes to Avoid for a Bountiful Harvest
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6 Tomato Growing Mistakes to Avoid for a Bountiful Harvest

Growing tomatoes can be a gratifying experience, homegrown tomatoes taste so much better than any you would find in a supermarket. However, even experienced gardeners can make mistakes when cultivating these delicious and nutritious plants. To ensure a bountiful harvest, it’s essential to be aware of some common pitfalls and learn how to avoid them….

What Epsom Salt Can Do For Your Tomatoes & Why You Probably Don’t Need It!

What Epsom Salt Can Do For Your Tomatoes & Why You Probably Don’t Need It!

Epsom salts are one of those things that appear in gardening “hacks” all the time as a sort of fix-all. I try and avoid those clickbait articles and offer genuine advice. And while Epsom salts may be prevalent in hacks, they can genuinely offer a lot for your tomato plants, so let’s have a look…

Determinate Vs Indeterminate Tomatoes, What’s The Difference?

Determinate Vs Indeterminate Tomatoes, What’s The Difference?

Did you know that there are two different types of tomatoes, which grow entirely differently depending on their type? Find out what the differences are between determinate and indeterminate tomatoes and how to care for each as well as the pros and cons of both types. Determinate Tomatoes Also known as bush tomatoes. They are…

Why You Should Plant Marigolds With Your Tomatoes This Year
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Why You Should Plant Marigolds With Your Tomatoes This Year

Many people know that growing marigolds with tomatoes is a good idea, but they don’t know why. Well, here are some of the top reasons why you should plant some marigolds with your tomatoes this year. After reading this list, I’m sure you’ll add a packet of marigold seeds to your next seed order! Slug…

Do Tomatoes Self Seed?

Do Tomatoes Self Seed?

If you have noticed some tomato seedlings popping up where they shouldn’t then you may well be wondering if they are self-seeded, heck do tomatoes even self-seed or are you just going crazy? let’s have a look and find out. Will Tomatoes Self Seed? Put tomatoes in your compost heap and then spread that compost…