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  1. Tomatoes have rot on bottom

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My tomatoes have rotten spots on the bottom, never seen this before. Literally, every rotten tomato is rotting in the same exact spot. Usually bugs will sting tomatoes on the side and cause bruising, which may result in rot. These however are different rot is on the exact bottom. I looked...
  2. Preserving fresh cherry or grape tomatoes

    Food and water
    Usually keep my store bought fresh tomatoes outside after a wash in soap and water for up to 2 - 3 weeks. They may get a little shriveled and sometimes the seeds inside start to sprout, but are still edible and don't mold much. You can also give toms a final rinse in dilute vingear to help keep...
  3. Gardening plans for 2020?

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    This year I am thinking about making single mounds for each major plant. Beans and peas would still be planted in rows. However, stuff like squash, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant... I am thinking about tilling up a 24 inch across circle, then filling it with manure, ash, bonemeal... etc. Picture...
  4. Tomatoes Cracking and Splitting Leaves Falling Off

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Problem 1. For the last five years I've been dealing with an issue of our larger tomatoes cracking and splitting, as soon as they start to get ripe. I though it might be a fertilizer issue, so I really paid close attention to the soil conditions. That didn't work. I thought it might be a water...
  5. Two Bits Garden Adventures

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Uggh! My garden space is awful, really. I never put the tomato cages away, the trellis I built for beans and birdhouse gourds is still hanging with old vines. Corn fodder, tomato vines, sweet potatoes hills, Oh my! :o: My troy tiller blew up and it just took the wind out of my sails, so to...
  6. Eternal life of a tomato

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I know a lot of people, myself included, who will not grow hybrid tomatoes in most circumstances, because we save seeds, and hybrids don't reproduce true to the original. Yes, I know, most "hybrids" are not F1 hybrids, but stabilized OP generations, but let's leave that aside for a moment. In...
  7. from sod to a garden?

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I see a lot of discussion on the forum about how to start a garden. Do I double dig the soil with a spade, maybe a fork, purchase a tiller, have the neighbor plow the plot? What do I add for amendments? Where do I start? So many questions? If you don't have a plot to start a garden, then...
  8. Jodier7's 2014 Mini Homestead

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    It's a new year, so a new thread. (Yes, I realize that the new year was almost 3 months ago. :D:) I have been thinking a lot about what I'm getting accomplished and what I'm not getting accomplished, :o: I blame it on the fact that I have not a clue what I'm doing. :D: So the next 3 years...
  9. Stalled Seedlings

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Good Morning, My wife and I cut 400 square feet of sod last year and decided to live off of food we produced and preserved from our garden to the fullest extent we could. We did great putting away over 100 quarts of preserved tomatoes, pickles, zucchini, and peppers. This year we started our...
  10. will suckers pulled off a tomato plant grow and fruit?

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    ok so I have a indeterminate in the aquaponic greenhouse that has been growing and spitting out toms all winter, i have been pulling off all the suckers and rooting them. I have one friend that says they wont fruit and one who says they will....each says the other is full of crap....lol ...what...
  11. Matt's aquaponics system

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I've been building my aquaponics system for about 5 weeks now. Here's what it looked like in the first week: My tomato is fast AND fuel efficient! Water draining from the grow bed back into the fish tank:
  12. Beginning a seed bank

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Because of the heat, I think my garden will be done soon. From the vegetables left, I am saving the seed. What is the easiest way to save tomato seeds? I have been scooping the seeds out, smearing them on a paper plate, allowing them to dry and then picking off the seeds on by one, its a time...
  13. Dehydrating Cucumbers

    Food and water
    Holy cow! I have dehydrated cucumbers with a pinch of garlic salt and some fresh parsley from my greenhouse. I vacuum sealed then, and left some out to eat. I will never eat regular chips again! I may try them with vinegar next! I am in the process of dehydrating tomatoes in the same way right...
  14. Some Garden Pics :)

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Left to right, Garlic,Spinach,Lettuce/Turnips,Peas,Collards/Cabbage/Kale,Tomatoes,Peppers Asparagus In the Raised Beds,Couple more weeks to harvest for the year :) I Built this planter this year, we put in Carrots and Beats! Juicing Material! This is our 2nd Garden, I Rent the Lot next to us...
  15. My victory garden and first YouTube video 2012

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hey everyone this is my first time putting anything out there about my victory/sustainability garden and also my first time using YouTube, so be gentle. Thank you for any comments and suggestions. And if you would like to me do any garden projects let me know in the comments. Rate me too I want...
  16. My Survival Garden

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have started my survival garden living here in West Kendall FL. With the Economy the way it is now and getting worse we have started it. My wife is loving this. I have tomato's, Garlic ( Yes i said Garlic it is grown to you can see if the photos), Jalapeno, Green Peppers, Stawberries and blue...
  17. Upside down tomato plants

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Greetings Survivalistas.. Am new to this site and new to gardening. Wanted to get some feedback from those who have used the upside down tomato plants. I don't have much land for tomatoes (I don't know much about planting but know enough that tomato plants can takeover). Do they work or is...
  18. Deer Advice?

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Posting a question for my dad- he has 10 acres surrounded by woodland so deer are a big problem for him. He has a gated portion of his garden, but he'd like to expand the garden outside of it this year, and he was wondering what crops he could plant that the deer will not touch. Here are the...
  19. Starting up a vegetable garden with limited space

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I went out to Lowes today with the hope of putting together a "start up" vegetable garden. I've got 6 different vegetables spinach, carrots, Jalapeno peppers, broccoli, string beans, and tomatoes. I have no experience with planting but very anxious to learn. I picked up a Burpee Self Watering...
  20. Need help with bok choi, corn, lettuce

    Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hheello, I have planted a garden of Bok Choi, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers (spare me the humor), and in other places Tomatoes. I need pictures of plants that just made it out of the ground. The carrots (I think because of the tight clustering) have short roundish leaves. When I first got here the...
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