Words of Wisdom from the Gardening Guru

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How to Protect Tomato Plants from Problems 0

Posted on May 16, 2012 by Gardening Guru
A severe case of blossom end rot

Don't let this happen to your tomatoes this year!

Tomato plants are easy to grow but they can succumb to a number of pests and disease.  Before delving into common problems, there are a few general steps we can all follow to take care of our plants as healthy plants are always more resilient. Read the rest of this entry →

Companion Planting with Tomatoes 0

Posted on April 11, 2012 by Gardening Guru

Having given tips on sowing and transplanting tomatoes, it is time to think about what to grow with your tomatoes so that you can start planning.  I love to grow lots of flowers around my tomato plants as they look pretty, cover the soil and deter pests as well as attracting pollinating insects.

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Sowing Tomatoes can be Simple – Find out How 0

Posted on January 17, 2012 by Gardening Guru

Welcome to part 3 of our series all about growing your own tomatoes from seed. If you missed the earlier posts you can catch up here.
The last couple of posts concentrated on the history of tomatoes with interesting information about tomatoes and why we like to grow them. This time, I will be helping you to sow your own tomato seeds to produce the perfect crop of juicy fresh tomatoes later in the year.
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The Tomato is a Very Interesting Fruit 0

Posted on January 13, 2012 by Gardening Guru

As explained in part one of this series, the tomato is one of our favourite fruits to grow and eat.  It also has an interesting history, as well as being very good for you. It may surprise you, though, to learn that the tomato has not always been considered  to be edible….
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