minu
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Does it matter where I plant my heirloom tomatoes?

Hello,

I just purchased an heirloom variety of tomatoes along with other regular ones like Early Girl, Roma, Better Boy, etc. Will it be an issue if I plant the heirloom variety in the same bed as the rest of the tomatoes? I vaguely remember reading something about cross pollination but ignorant enough to not know whether it matters in this situation.



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Minoti

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Cross pollination doesn't matter unless you are planning on saving seeds, and even then the distance needed to prevent cross pollination is too great for a home gardener. Bees fly from one end of your yard to the other faster than you can walk.

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Yes it will only effect the seed. If you are wanting to save seed you can wrapa flower in a bag to preserve the seed. (I believe :lol: )

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