Tantalizing Tomatoes

Overview

From planting tips to pruning hints, from instructions on starting seeds to scrumptious recipes, this indispensable guide includes everything you need to know about growing America's favorite vegetable. Whether you live in Jersey City, Jacksonville or Juno, whether you garden in containers or on a quarter acre, you'll be harvesting plump, juicy, mouth-watering - and pesticide-free - tomatoes in no time. What's Inside: The tastiest tomatoes for your area, natural pest and disease remedies, the secret to trellising...
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Overview

From planting tips to pruning hints, from instructions on starting seeds to scrumptious recipes, this indispensable guide includes everything you need to know about growing America's favorite vegetable. Whether you live in Jersey City, Jacksonville or Juno, whether you garden in containers or on a quarter acre, you'll be harvesting plump, juicy, mouth-watering - and pesticide-free - tomatoes in no time. What's Inside: The tastiest tomatoes for your area, natural pest and disease remedies, the secret to trellising tomatoes, deciphering the important information on seed packets, and an extensive list of suppliers of the hardest-to-find heirlooms and the most disease-resistant hybrids, and more.
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One hardly knows where to start in raving about this book. The contributors are top-drawer, the topic is covered thoroughly in a well-organized and readable style, the illustrations are all in full color, the index is complete, and the price is a bargain. General topics include terminology, in which clear explanations are given of the codes used to describe tomatoes; suggestions for starting seeds and growing plants; and natural methods for dealing with pests and diseases. Four gardeners who grow tomatoes in the Southwestern desert, the South, the Far North, and the Pacific Coast area offer special tips for growing tomatoes in those locations, listing varieties that do best there. There are many more treasures in this jewel box, which belongs in every library and personal gardening collection. Highly recommended.Carol Cubberley, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
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Table of Contents

1 From Wolf Peach to Outer Space: Tomato History & Lore 6
2 Tomato Terms: Or, What is an F[subscript 1] Hybrid, Anyway? 11
3 Off & Running: Getting Started, Outdoors & In 17
4 In the Garden: Keeping Things Growing 25
5 What's at Stake: Six Ways to Trellis Tomatoes 35
6 Protecting the Crop: Natural Pest & Disease Remedies 43
7 In Extremis: Coping with Difficult Climes
Growing Tomatoes in the Southwest 51
Growing Tomatoes in the South 55
Growing Tomatoes in the Far North 59
Growing Tomatoes in the Pacific Coast 63
8 Pick of the Patch: The Experts' Choices 67
9 One Tomato, Two Tomatoes: A Guide to Cultivars 79
10 Delayed Gratification: Using the Harvest 89
Seed and Plant Sources 101
Further Reading 104
Contributors 105
Index 107
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