As we approach the longest day of the year and slide into the lazy, hazy days of summer, remember to keep an eye on the tomatoes and peppers in your garden. Consistency and alertness will pay off with tasty homegrown veggies.
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Pick garden-fresh veggies for your next tailgating party or barbecue on the patio, to grill alongside chicken, pork and beef.
Get tips from the tomato pros about when is the right time to pick them.
Help your tomatoes survive the hottest periods of the season with these tips.
Get a head start on the season by growing extra-early tomatoes in containers. When treated like sun-loving houseplants, fast-maturing patio or cherry tomatoes will produce fruit while still indoors.
Spend a little time spoiling your plants now to have savory tomatoes and sweet, crisp peppers for your fall salads.
Short days and cool nights bring big changes to the veggie garden. Some veggies taste best when grown in cool weather. Others need to be harvested now.
Eat from your garden into fall by planting tomato seedlings now.
When your homegrown vegetables ripen in the summer sun, pick the very best early in the day, just after the dew dries, and bring them into the kitchen to make something delicious in 10 minutes.
Tomatoes and peppers, when properly fertilized, provide heaps of the produce you love. Apply a quality fertilizer now to produce a bountiful harvest later.
Create your own upside down tomato planter to grow the tomatoes you want this summer. Even a small space can yield a big harvest.
Stake your tomatoes for healthy, plump and juicy tomatoes all season long.