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Growing Heirloom Tomatoes

with Marie Iannotti
Grow the tastiest heirloom tomatoes in your neighborhood! From planting seeds to saving seeds, learn successful techniques for growing healthy heirloom tomatoes from heirloom expert Marie Iannotti.

Learn to grow a bountiful harvest of heirloom tomatoes with instruction from expert gardener Marie Iannotti. Learn about unique heirloom varieties, and discover which type will grow best in your geographic area. Then, get started with seeds as you learn how to plant, repot and even light your seedlings for robust growth. Next, expertly transition your plants to the outdoors with proper mulch, homemade pesticides and routine pruning to help them thrive. You’ll even uncover the benefits of companion planting and learn about the various support structures available for your plants. Finally, find out how to harvest your fruit, store your crop and save your seeds for rich tomatoes, year after year. Plus, for tomato lovers short on space, Marie will share tricks for container gardening and demonstrate how to make an upside down tomato planter!

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Lesson 1. Introduction to Heirloom Tomatoes

  • Meet your instructor, author and Master Gardener emeritus Marie Iannotti, as she introduces you to the wonderful world of heirloom tomatoes. You'll learn about determinate and indeterminate varieties, regional characteristics to take into consideration and tips to help you start planning for your own tomato plants.


Lesson 2. Starting Seeds


Lesson 3. Preparing Your Garden


Lesson 4. Growing Tomatoes in Small Spaces


Lesson 5. Care & Maintenance


Lesson 6. Special Growing Techniques


Lesson 7. Finishing Techniques

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