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Huntington Station gardener grows 9-foot tomatoes
Jolie Harvey of Huntington Station grew 9-foot-tall tomato plants last year that produced many tomatoes weighing more than 2 pounds.
“I plant my veggies in raised beds and use pure organic horse manure from our horses,” Harvey writes. “I plant beefsteaks, Carolina gold, lemon boy, and super sweet cherry. I have also revived some unknown varieties from friends! Please enter me in the challenge. Wishing for a fruitful summer!
You're in, Jolie!
Who's next? Send your tomato-growing strategies and photo to jessica .firstname.lastname@example.org, and you might be featured here and in print. Send a picture if you can, too. Then we'll see you at this year's Great Long Island Tomato Challenge here at Newsday HQ on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. You might be named Tomato King or Queen!