Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

Grow the perfect tomato

Our guide to choosing, planting, and harvesting the best crop of summer

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Homegrown tomatoes

Garden-to-table guide to tomatoes

Tips for growing and caring for tomato plants, plus our favorite recipes come harvest time


Tomato taste-off

Our favorite tomatoes

Trying to decide what to grow this season? Let us help! Here are our favorite cherries, slicers, clusters, and paste tomatoes


Sweeter disease-free fruit

How to grow tomatoes: Tips from the masters

How to plant, fertilize, and water tomatoes for a great harvest of sweet, juicy fruit


Your perfect tomato

How to plant a tomato

Watch associate garden editor Julie Chai show how to get your tomatoes off to a healthy start


Sunset Backyard TV: how to stake a tomato

How to stake a tomato

Sunset associate garden editor Julie Chai shows the best way to set up a tomato stake


video: how to make a tomato cage

How to make a tomato cage

See how to make your own sturdy wire supports for your growing vines


Caging tomatoes

How to train tomatoes

Here's how to support tomato plants as they grow


How to harvest heirloom tomato seeds

How to harvest heirloom tomato seeds

Follow these instructions for saving your own tomato seeds for next spring



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