Can you plant a hot pepper plant next to tomato plant?

Answer This is an argued point all the time. I have heard recommendations of planting marigolds between the peppers and tomatoes, and it seems to work.

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If a tomato plant is infected with the mosaic virus can the seeds from that plant be used to plant new plants in following years or will the virus go with it.?

No, the seeds are sometimes affected and there is no way of telling which ones they are until too late. Some viruses can be controlled on seeds by a process of fermentation, but this doesn't appear... Read More »

Can I plant a whole heirloom tomato in the ground in order to garden such a plant?

You can certainly save those tomato seeds, as heirloom tomatoes are open-pollinated and (mostly) self-pollinated and therefore grow true to parent. I've actually been doing that very thing all autu... Read More »

It's late October and my grape tomato plant is still pumping out fruit. Do I have a magical plant?

For some reason that just reminds of of that big room full of eggs in the movie ALIENS. I suspect that plant is just ploppin' them things out all night long. I suggest you get a flame thrower and t... Read More »

How do you attach a tomato plant to a plant spike?

If you are refering to a tomato stake, you simply tie the plant to the stake with any type of twine - just not too tightly. If it is a very tall plant, tie it at several levels, and continue to tie... Read More »