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#291: How to Grow Organic Heirloom Variety Tomatoes at Home with Garden Expert & Author Todd Heft



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#291: How to Grow Organic Heirloom Variety Tomatoes at Home with Garden Expert & Author Todd Heft In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Todd Heft, author of the book Homegrown Tomatoes: The step-by-step guide to growing delicious organic tomatoes in your garden. Todd teaches us all about the different varieties of heirloom tomatoes that are available for you to grow at home. He gives us his best tips for making sure you are following organic practices so that you are growing the healthiest heirloom tomatoes possible.

From there, Todd shares with us the differences between determinate tomatoes and indeterminate tomatoes and when you should choose which type and why. He also cuts open a really cool variety of tomato called the cosmic eclipse to give everyone a look at a really neat tomato variety that you can be growing right now.

This and so much more on this week's episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!


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#291: How to Grow Organic Heirloom Variety Tomatoes at Home with Garden Expert & Author Todd Heft


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Here's What We'll Cover in this week's episode of the Vegetable Gardening Show

  • Getting started in growing vegetables
  • Determinate .vs. Indeterminate Plants
  • Heirloom and other different varieties of tomatoes
  • The cutting open of the Cosmic Eclipse tomato
  • Organic gardening practices

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About this week's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Todd Heft

#291: How to Grow Organic Heirloom Variety Tomatoes at Home with Garden Expert & Author Todd Heft I grow in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, United States, which rests where the Lehigh and Delaware rivers meet, about 70 miles northeast of Philadelphia and 80 miles west of New York City (just so you have an idea). I also spend a great deal of time photographing whatever I find interesting. Many of the photos which accompany my posts were shot by me and Iíve created a section with my best photos of vegetable and flower gardens.

In my home vegetable garden I grow as much food as possible. Any year my raised beds might include sweet corn , beans, tomatoes, basil, sweet peppers, parsley, carrots, potatoes, spinach, thyme, cucumbers, mint, melons, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, oregano, brussels sprouts, stevia and asparagus. I also find myself continuously expanding my flower garden . I mean, if thereís a sale at the garden center on a cool plant, I need to find a place for it, right? My wife claims I have ďa plant problemĒ and she may be right.

Iím not formally schooled in horticulture or botany, but I started gardening when I was in elementary (primary) school, alongside my mother and grandmother. There were more than a handful of farmers in our family until my generation, so Iím pretty sure that growing things runs in my blood. As many gardeners will attest, Iíve learned from my failures and by listening to the advice of more experienced gardeners. We gardeners like nothing more than sharing.

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Mike Podlesny is the host of The Vegetable Gardening Show where he interviews gardening industry experts to bring you the best gardening tips possible. He is also author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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