Raising Healthy Tomato Plants

These seven to-dos will help you grow the best tomatoes ever.

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Ingredients for a Good Harvest

America's favorite home-garden vegetable requires full sun, good soil, regular nutrition and sufficient moisture. And that's easier than it sounds. If your soil is poor, amend the planting site with liberal quantities of compost and high-quality bagged garden soil. For containers — you can grow a very respectable crop in a simple 5-gallon plastic bucket with holes drilled in the bottom — use a good potting soil with moisture-retentive properties.

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