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organic tomatoes: how to deal with powdery mildew and aphids

Planting Organic Tomatoes? These Tips Will Help Them Thrive

Organic Tomatoes are the hallmark of summer. There’s nothing quite like a tomato fresh from the vine — still sun-warm as you drizzle it with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and sprinkle it with salt. Which is why you should plant tomatoes in your garden this year. Whether you started your own or bought seedlings …

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organic tomatoes: how to deal with powdery mildew and aphids

Tomato Lessons: Powdery Mildew, Aphids, and Why You Should Ignore Instagram

We’re pulling the tomatoes today.  What’s left of them, I should say. A full three weeks earlier than planned, the stalks are coming up, already leafless and succumbed to powdery mildew, and it feels like a failure. All season I’ve been avoiding Instagram photos of gorgeous tomatoes, unable to look at them without a pang …

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Organic San Marzano Tomatoes, one of my favorite organic tomato varieties

7 Must-Have Organic Tomato Varieties for the Home & Market Garden

It’s only the last week of February, but the winds have brought warm air to Vermont.  The sun shone all day in a clear blue sky yesterday, and we tramped about outside with nothing more than sweatshirts and one layer (!) of pants.   I’m hesitant to speak too soon—March is known to have a …

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