Why Is Lime Used in Tomatoes?

Answer Lime is a common soil amendment, so common in some cases that gardeners may add it to their soil automatically, without fully realizing its effect on the soil. Lime has two potential benefits for g... Read More »

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Can standard office fluorescent lights be used to start tomatoes?

Standard office fluorescent lights are a great way to start tomato plants indoors. The tomato seed container must be no farther than four inches away from the top of the plants. Tomato plants grown... Read More »

What is a mixture of sand, lime&water used as lubricant to help move stones?

Sand, lime and water are mixed together to form mortar. Mortar made with lime has been used for centuries as a bonding agent to secure stones or bricks together when stacked. While still wet, it co... Read More »

Besides fried green tomatoes, what else can I do with un-ripe tomatoes?

You can try this Green Tomato Soup Recipe...It serves 4-6 people, and you can substitute the meats for other favorites...Although, the ham gives it a great flavor!2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive o... Read More »

How many cans of tomatoes does 1 gallon of fresh tomatoes equal?

One gallon of fresh tomatoes equals approximately eight 16-oz. cans of tomatoes. According to the University of Michigan Extension Service, it takes approximately 1.5 lbs. of fresh tomatoes to make... Read More »