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5. Use Fertilizer: When the first tomatoes appear
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5. Use Fertilizer: When the first tomatoes appear on the plant, apply about a half-cup of granular 5-10-5 fertilizer to the soil surrounding it. Reapply when those first fruits ripen. Like this photo gallery? Send it to your family, friends and favorite bloggers by clicking here. Gardening 101 : Step-by-step how-tos for a great garden, from Jessica Damiano, Newsday's Garden Detective.(Credit: Photo by Justine Damiano)

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HOW TO... Grow tomatoes

By Jessica Damiano, jessica.damiano@newsday.com