The constant challenges of an everyday vegetable gardener and dealing with all the aspects of planting as an amateur.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Disease Resistent Tomato Plants

How many of you understand the "codes" on the pamphlets of tomato plants at your local retailers? I didn't know what these letters in CAPS meant. In fact, you probably don't either unless you are an experienced gardener.

So the next time you buy tomato plants, check for CODES on the labels, there are several and each have a different disease resistant purpose. The best thing to do is 1) research common plant diseases in your geographic area  and 2) then select plants that have appropriate codes UNLESS you insist on non-modified plants in which case, plant those type in a large pot. In other words, if there are no codes for disease resistance on your purchase of a selected tomato plant, buy a large planting pot for it.

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