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How to grow terrific tomatoes

By Melanie Mathieson
Gardening Guru
Tomatoes are, by far, the most popular vegetable with the home gardener. Even people who do not grow any other vegetable often will have a tomato plant or two tucked in a flower bed, in a patio pot, or a hanging basket. Many growers celebrate summer with their first bite into a home-grown juicy red tomato. Tomato growers often can be found bragging about their crop, whether it is the sheer size of one tomato or the total yield of all their plants.