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Jeremy CarterJeremy Carter grew up in St. John’s and studied science at Memorial University and agriculture at McGill. He runs the family farm on Mt. Scio that has traditionally grown summer savory and he is still responsible for drying and packaging this beloved local herb. Jeremy brings to the Food Producers Forum decades of hands-on experience in agriculture. He believes there are ways we can move ahead through small-scale inventiveness applied to the devices and techniques we use. Small improvements can generate real efficiencies. In recent years he has been growing different varieties of tomatoes and is happy to share what he has learned here.



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Breeding Peppers: A Video From “The Bauta Family Seed Security Initiative”

The diversity of peppers is truly amazing! Did you know there are 38 species of Capsicum peppers, including Capsicum annum — the most commonly cultivated pepper species in the world. ……

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A Guide To Growing Peppers

In this comprehensive online article, Ame Vanorio of Morning Chores outlines all the basics you will need to grow peppers.  Although the varieties she mentions may not be as well ……

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Aphids in my Tomatoes

In the summer of 2020, I had an infestation of aphids in my main tomato greenhouse, an event that I had not experienced in about thirty consecutive years of growing ……

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Two Thousand Tomatoes

Most gardeners who grow tomatoes at home, whether outdoors or in a greenhouse, rely on standard commercial varieties such as Sweet Million and various Plum or Beefsteak varieties.   However, the…

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