Tomato Leaves Turning White (Identify & Treatment Plan)

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Tomato Leaves Turning White | Causes & Treatments

Tomatoes always earn a special spot in everyone’s garden.  They are usually easy to grow and can provide a good amount of fruit if growing conditions are optimal.

Yes..tomatoes are fruit.

But, you might be here to find out why your tomato plant leaves are turning white.

Don’t sweat it, you will know what to look for and what to do to fix it by the end.

Affected tomato plants are susceptible to extreme cold and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Because of this sensitivity to temperature and light, they are vulnerable to acquiring white spots on their leaves.

However, white spots & areas that cover the entire plant leaves could be caused by various other factors.

Are you ready to learn what to do to affected plants?

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Tomato Plants Wilting [Too Much Water Edition]

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Your Tomato Plants Wilting | Too Much Water Issues

Last updated: 06/07/21

My tomato plant leaves and stems were wilting and I wondered if it could be from too much water or if there was another reason behind it. I was worried that my plants were going to die, and I knew I had to do something to save them.

Wilt is the most common symptom of an unhappy tomato plant and I knew it could lead to the plant dying if I didn’t take action.

My tomato plant leaves and stems were wilting and I wondered if it could be from too much water or if there was another reason behind it. I was worried that my plants were going to die, and I knew I had to do something to save them.

Wilt is the most common symptom of an unhappy tomato plant and I knew it could lead to the plant dying if I didn’t take action.

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Growing Cherry Tomatoes [Beginner Guide]

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Growing Cherry Tomatoes To Empress

Last updated: 10/1/20

Growing cherry tomatoes can be a fun and adventurous exercise. I like my tomatoes fresh and juicy. 

Since I started growing them about a decade ago, I’ve discovered it is the only way to keep enjoying tomatoes the way I like it without breaking the bank.  

With a little work on your part, you can turn a small vase into your daily tomato dispenser. 

Read further to know exactly how you can make this happen.

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What Size Grow Bag for Tomatoes Is Best

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What Size Grow Bag For Tomatoes?

Last updated: 9/11/2020

Are you worried about finding the right size grow bag for your tomatoes?

I found myself in that situation a few days ago when I wanted to put every space in my small garden into best use. I decided to grow tomatoes in bags. 

I didn’t know too much about growing tomatoes, which got me worried about what size grow bag for tomatoes to use.

My situation provoked me to find tomato growers in my neighborhood. 

With additional in-depth research, I learned more than I expected. 

I used a 5-gallon bag for miniature tomatoes. Most tomato varieties will grow well in 5 to 10-gallon bags.

If you are planning to grow tomatoes in bags, you found the right place. 

Without further ado, let’s di​g in.

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How Many Tomato Plants In A 4×4 Raised Bed?

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How Many Tomato Plants in A 4×8 Raised Bed?

​Last updated: ​9/9/20

I had always found planting veggies fascinating. However, when it came to planting tomato plants, I was a little lost. I needed to know how many tomato plants in a 4×8 Raised Bed. 

The truth is that it was either I knew all about spacing them, or I recorded poor yields. So, I did some research, and here’s what I found.  

If you have a 4×4 raised bed, you can have as much as five plants. You’ll have four arranged at the edges and the fifth within the center. However, while you could do more with a 4×8 raised bed, it depends on various factors.

In this post, I’ll tell all about spacing and growing tomatoes in a 4×8 raised bed.

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How Long Do Tomatoes Last | Best Storage Tips

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How Long Do Tomatoes Last | Best Storage Tips

Last updated: 01/30/20

Tomatoes are technically a fruit, one that does not have an indefinite shelf life.  You might be wondering just how long do tomatoes last.

We answer all those questions, plus give you some of the best tips to store & prepare them to last longer.  Proper techniques will really help when you are trying to preserve tomatoes.

Tomato’s shelf life is really dependant on your careful preparation and shelf storage practices.  

Oxygen, moisture, temperature and light are typically the 4 common spoilers with any food.  Keep all of these limited and you will make them last longer.

Here are some common storage times

  • Ripe tomatoes will last 7-10 days at room temperature, unripe tomatoes will last an additional 2-5 days depending on how ripe it is
  • Ripe tomatoes will last for 5-10 days in the fridge
  • Cut tomatoes last about 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Canned tomatoes last for 12-18 months
  • Frozen tomatoes will last for 3-6 months in the freezer
  • Cooked tomatoes will last for approximately 4-6 days in the fridge
  • Pickled tomatoes lasts for about 4-6 months if pickled, canned, and stored in a refrigerator properly

Right-from-the-garden tomatoes don’t exist year round, so many of us have to depend on stores for our vegetables and fruits. 

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33 Best Heirloom Tomato Varieties | Heirloom Tomato Seeds Reviews

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33 Best Heirloom Tomato Varieties | Heirloom Tomato Seeds Reviews

Last updated: 10/31/21

Look no further for the Best Heirloom Tomato Varieties.

Tomatoes are some of the most coveted vegetables around the world.

This makes it obvious why some rare heirloom tomato varieties are some of the most prized possessions in gardens across the world.

This fleshy, succulent fruit has been grown for centuries to satisfy the insatiable human appetite. No wonder most farmers and gardeners can barely get enough of these plants.

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Growing Tomatoes in Containers | Grow 100s with these Tips

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Growing Tomatoes in Containers | Grow 100s with these Tips

Last updated: 10/31/21

Growing Tomatoes is one of those vegetables that every aspiring gardener seems to start with.  Starting with growing tomatoes in containers is a perfect introduction to vegetable gardening.

You’ll discover some expert tips that you can easily use to grow 100s of tomatoes on your patio.

One year when I first got married, my wife and I lived in a small apartment.  My love of gardening was always present even though I did not have a big backyard.

We were fortunate enough to have a back door entrance that had a small fire escape staircase.

The small little area on the fire escape landing had just enough room to put 2 containers side by side and got about 6 hours in the sunlight.

My green thumb sprang into action to get all the materials needed and 2-3 months later we were picking 100s of cherry tomatoes and some Mortgage lifters all from that tiny nook.

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The Dirt on Saving Tomato Seeds | 3 Easy ways

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The Dirt on Saving Tomato Seeds | 3 Easy ways

Last updated: 9/17/18

Take a poll of all your family and friends and ask what vegetable would they would grow.  You will probably hear growing tomatoes as one of the most popular vegetables growing choices.

It seems that most gardeners always brag about their tomatoes when asked about their progress of your their garden.

You might be one of those garden newbies who just planted the first tomato plant that you grabbed at the local hardware store or garden nursery.  Have you ever thought about actually growing tomatoes from seed?  It really is not too difficult to grow them from seed, so why not save the tomato seeds from one of your plants this year.

You have a few options on how you want to save tomato seeds.  All of these different ways to save tomato seeds are not too difficult to do.  In fact, one of the ways is so simple that it takes no effort on your part to do it.

The 3 ways are 1. Do nothing and let nature save them for you, 2. Put some more effort into it, to save the seeds, and the last option is to 3. Maximize your chances of saving the seeds for multiple years.

These tips can be applied to any type of tomatoes such as cherry, Roma, big beef, Brandywine and many more different tomato varieties.  Let’s get into the dirt of saving tomato seeds and saving them like a Green Thumb Gardener.

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