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Garden Guru: Planting tomatoes and peppers part 2

Being in the retail nursery business as long as I have been, I frequently get asked–“What is the best tomato/pepper?”  I’ll smile and respond–“If you ask all five of my associates that question, you will get about five different answers.” But the tried and true favourites are: Better Boy(medium/large fruit) Champion(medium fruit) Cherry(Small salad-type) Beefsteak/Beefmaster/Big Boy( for “hamburger big size!) Sungold!( it’s a small cherry type of golden-red that is yummy! I’m so gonna try that one this season!) On the labels of the tomatoes they will be classified as... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Garden Guru Emilio "Elmo" Telles

Garden Guru: Planting tomatoes and peppers part 1

It’s about time for tomatoes and peppers. With these unusually cold nights and warm days those plants don’t know what to do! But they are readily becoming available at your local nurseries in seedling form. If you want to start from seeds, now is the time. For seed sowing this time of year, it’s a good idea to start them indoors using an old egg carton or singular peat pots that you can plant directly in the soil when you have at least three leaf shoots coming out from the... Read More →

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