The tomato plants are all potted up for this year.

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I don’t have good conditions for starting out tomatoes and peppers here, so I buy from those who do. I like to get one of each of about 20 different kinds – there are so many colors, shapes and flavors.

I put each plant in a big pot with plenty of cow or chicken manure in the bottom, place them along a warm south facing wall and tie them to bamboo canes when they start growing. It is also necessary to water them every day and add more organic fertilizer often during the summer.

Tomatoes are, of course, a best seller at the farmers market.

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