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March 9, 2017

The Texas Tomato Lover’s Handbook

William D. Adams draws on more than thirty years’ experience to provide a complete, step-by-step guide to success in the tomato patch. Growing good tomatoes requires a gardener’s attention to a variety of factors, and Adams begins by explaining the basics of soil preparation, planting, feeding, caging and watering. He also outlines the pros and cons of standard, hybrid, heirloom and cherry varieties, sharing tips about old favorites and suggesting new varieties. After the tomatoes are chosen, planted and thriving under his tutelage, Adams prepares growers for the insects, diseases and other visitors they are likely to encounter, warning that "gardeners are not the only ones that love tomatoes." He ends by offering a few words about “tomato kin folk” (peppers, eggplants, tomatillos and potatoes), along with a source list of selected suppliers.

Author: William D. Adams
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press (March 17, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1603442391
ISBN-13: 978-1603442398
PDF 29.3 MB

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