We will be rolling out several small fixes mid-day today (Jan 29.) We do not anticipate any disruptions or problems, but f you spot any unexpected issues after 12 noon (PST), please report them in the designated thread in the DG Site Updates forum.
In addition to this forum, DG provides you with many ways to learn more about tomatoes, find sources, and share what you know with others. This thread is intended to help you explore those features and provide a permanent reference tool with helpful links and shortcuts.
Getting the most from PlantFiles
PlantFiles has thousands of tomato entries and tons of information - here are some tips to track down what you're looking for:
2) The Advanced Search lets you find tomatoes that meet your specifications (fruit color, shape, size, leaf type, early/mid/late, etc.) http://davesgarden.com/pf/advanced.php?sname=Tomatoes (Note: You can - and should - skip past any detail sections that you don't care about.)
Within any entry (one you added, or existing entries), you can add your own comment, photo and/or ZIP code report if it grows well in your garden! The screen shot below shows you where to look for the ZIP code field and the links to add an image or comment.
When you've selected a book from the list, you can clicking on the picture of the cover to access Amazon.com where you can purchase it or read more reviews and information.
Hint: If you've read a book listed in the bookworm, we invite you to review it for the benefit of your fellow gardeners. Good books are a good investment, but bad books are a waste of money we could have spent on more plants, seeds, or mulch!
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