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Tips on how to grow tomatoes in North Texas

Choose the right variety.** There are many different varieties of tomatoes available, so it's important to choose one that will do well in your climate. Some good varieties for North Texas include Early Girl, Big Boy, and Roma.

* **Prepare the soil.** Tomatoes need well-drained soil, so it's important to prepare the soil before planting. Add compost or other organic matter to the soil to improve drainage and fertility.

* **Plant in full sun.** Tomatoes need at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, so choose a spot in your garden that gets plenty of sun.

* **Water regularly.** Tomatoes need regular watering, especially during hot, dry weather. Water deeply once a week, or more often if the weather is hot and dry.

* **Fertilize regularly.** Tomatoes are heavy feeders, so it's important to fertilize them regularly. Use a balanced fertilizer, such as 10-10-10, every two weeks.

* **Prune regularly.** Tomatoes can get quite large, so it's important to prune them regularly to keep them in shape. Remove suckers (shoots that grow from the base of the plant) and dead or diseased leaves.

* **Harvest ripe tomatoes.** Tomatoes are ready to harvest when they are ripe and red. Be sure to harvest them regularly so that they don't overripe on the vine.

* **Protect from pests and diseases.** Tomatoes are susceptible to a number of pests and diseases, so it's important to take steps to protect them. Use row covers to protect plants from insects, and apply fungicide to prevent fungal diseases.

With a little care and attention, you can grow delicious tomatoes in North Texas.

"This information was generated by Bard, a large language model from Google AI."

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