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

These 65-day-old tomatoes and cucumbers have an increased chance of success inside Petersen's enclosed solarium porch, which stays much warmer than outside.
Photo By Carla Petersen
These 65-day-old tomatoes and cucumbers have an increased chance of success inside Petersen's enclosed solarium porch, which stays much warmer than outside.
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