Outdoors
OUTDOORS For the Capital City Weekly Ask any gardener which vegetable they primarily want to grow and chances are the answer will be tomatoes. Vine ripened and fresh, the delectable tomato represents the very essence of vegetable gardening but like two other favorites -cucumbers and peppers - it requires higher temperatures than plants like broccoli, cabbage, carrots, radishes, lettuce, peas or potatoes.

Green Thumb: Special care for heat-loving veggies

This heirloom tomato, Early Jewel, planted in Petersen's outside greenhouse, sports a thick, strong stem from successive burying of the stem during transplants.
Photo By Carla Petersen
This heirloom tomato, Early Jewel, planted in Petersen's outside greenhouse, sports a thick, strong stem from successive burying of the stem during transplants.
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