Marianne Binetti

July 24, 2013 12:00 AM

Too little or too much water is tough on tomatoes

The end of July is when you should see plenty of green tomatoes, young zucchini and baby cucumbers in the vegetable garden. Resist the urge to water these crops during the heat of the day or late at night. Consistent watering when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch is the way to go.

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About Marianne Binetti

Marianne Binetti


Marianne Binetti is the author of "Easy Answers for Great Gardens" and eight other gardening books. She has a degree in horticulture from WSU and will answer questions from her Web site at

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