As the soil prepares to warm and Oklahoma gardeners begin planting their tomatoes, we all hope for the same out come. A home grown tomato with that wonderful taste which we remember from our childhood. The tomatoes, you stood over the sink eating with the salt & pepper shaker close at hand. Remember those? You would go a couple miles over, not to Walmart, with the little hard tasteless knots called tomatoes from Chile, but a couple miles over to the farmer who always had home grown tomatoes among other veggies!
Well, I had no idea until I tried to grow my own tomatoes, the battle that farmer had on his hands. Below I have list a number of things you might encounter once you plant that tomato in your Oklahoma garden. (for other articles see Best Varieties Of Tomatoes For Oklahoma, The Most Important Day Of Your Tomatoes Life or Ten Must Do Things For Healthy Tomatoes)
Blossom End Rot
Septoria Leave Spot
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