Tomato Cages Vs. Stakes

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Last week, I held a "Totally Tomatoes, Perfect Peppers" Program in Freeport and was reminded yet again on how you can either be for tomato cages or staking. I'm firmly in a tomato staking corner but the merits of a tomato cage can be there too. So today, let's look at the pros and cons of these.

First, Clean Them!

5 Tips for Selecting Vegetable Transplants.
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1. Know it's Features

Most transplants will come with detail on date to maturity (when to harvest), amount of sunlight needed, spacing, and even photos of the vegetable.

"Patio" and "Bush" are two words that can denote good container varieties.

Aim for short maturity dates for melons (less than 100 days) in Northern Illinois.