How To Grow Luscious Tomatoes

Written by Marilyn Pokorney

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The tomato isrepparttar 113300 most commonly grown vegetable inrepparttar 113301 States. Here are some tips on how to grow your own bountiful crop of tomatoes.

Tomatoes should be grown in full sunlight.

Tomato plants require abundant moisture.

Tomatoes grow well in many types of soil but prefer fertile, well-drained soil with pH of about 6.5.

Garden soil may be improved by adding rotted manure, leaf mold, peat moss, or other organic materials.

The ideal tomato plant should be six to eight inches tall, dark green, with a stocky stem and well-developed root system.

For each family member three to five plants should be grown for fresh eating. If production for canning is desired, then five to 10 plants person needs to be grown.

Plant tomatoes whenrepparttar 113302 weather has warmed andrepparttar 113303 soil temperature is above 60F and air temperature is never lower than 45 degrees at night.

Plant seedlings a little deeper than they were inrepparttar 113304 pots.

How To Create Your Own Humming Bird Nectar...

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

Hummingbirds feed off of plants and a few insects, but because ofrepparttar speed which their wings flutter when they're in flight, they tend to burn a heck of a lot of energy. They need to eat about every 15 minutes!

You can help by providing Humming Bird Food, known as Hummingbird Nectar, in your yard or garden. There's no reason to buy it fromrepparttar 113295 store either, because it's just simple sugar and water.

And it's easy too: 4 parts water to 1 part sugar. That's it.

So, if you wanted to make 4 cups of Hummingbird Nectar, you'd first boil 4 cups of water for about 5 minutes. Turnrepparttar 113296 water off then stir inrepparttar 113297 sugar. Keep stirring until it's completely dissolved.

Do not add any coloring, flavoring, powdered drink mixes, honey or otherwise: All of these can be dangerous torepparttar 113298 Humming birds.

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