Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time

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You don’t want to settle for tasteless, ordinary tomatoes, but which do you choose? Tomato expert Craig LeHoullier offers his top ten favorites, plus suggestions for many others that will keep you eating delicious tomatoes for many, many seasons to come. But, that is only the tiniest part of the value in this comprehensive and delightful book. LeHouiller introduces you to the different traits of tomatoes, explaining growth habit, foliage, flavor, color, shape, size, and use. He walks you through starting your plants, from growing, maintenance, and care, to harvesting (including some fun recipes), seed-saving and storing, and even how to breed and develop your own varieties. He also includes an extensive Q&A section to address the most common growth problems, and to debunk common heirloom myths. The photographs are beautiful–extremely helpful in identifying problems, step-by-step instructions for seed-starting and transplanting, and showcasing the luscious, succulent, and beautiful fruit. The whole book is a lot of fun and entertaining, highly readable, full of seed-saving and tomato-growing adventure. LeHoullier’s passion and enthusiasm is infectious; after reading this book, you won’t be able to wait to start your own delicious, heirloom garden!

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Storey Publishing LLC
Publish Date 2014-Dec-30
ISBN 9781612124643
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Issue March 2015
Category Home & Garden


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