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This month's feature article:  Tomatoes 101

Remember last summer’s drought?  Our gardens looked so tired and worn, except for the peppers and tomatoes.  They loved that hot, dry weather.  We canned a record number of those juicy red orbs last year. This summer seems to be just the opposite. We have had plenty of rain in April and again in May, so much so that our government officials are telling us that the drought is over.  Sounds great, but what does this summer look like for our gardens. Some of our Master Gardeners have told me that they haven’t been able to get into their gardens yet because the ground is just too wet.  This does not bode well for crops that like it hot and dry like tomatoes.  Let’s review tomato requirements.

What do Tomatoes need?

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