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Tomato, Pepper & Eggplant

Tomatoes are grown on over 400 acres in Mississippi, peppers were grown on 265 acres, and eggplants were grown on less than 50 acres. Tomatoes were also grown in over 150 greenhouses (see greenhouse tomato section for more information). All of these crops were consumed in Mississippi and surrounding states. About one-half of the tomatoes and one-fourth of the other crops were grown using plastic mulch and drip irrigation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are tomatoes and peppers grown using plastic mulch?
What causes the heat in hot peppers?
Why don't tomatoes produce fruit in late summer?
Why are tomatoes staked?
What is the Florida weave system of staking?
How can I prevent blossom end rot?
Which producers more-Oriental or American Eggplant?
Do tomatoes have to be pruned?
When should peppers be sidedressed with nitrogen?
Can red bell peppers be grown in Mississippi?
Why do the plants produce fruit that are too small?


Other Tomato/Pepper/Eggplant Information

Diseases and Abiotic Problems
Greenhouse Tomatoes
Starting Vegetable Transplants
Soils for Vegetable Production

There are also two hydroponics mailing lists (email) that you can subscribe to for free. This will allow you to learn and discus hydroponics with other growers. To subscribe to the Hydro Mailing List , send the on line command "subscribe" to this email address: or, to subscribe to HGA-L, the Discussion list for Hobby Greenhouses, send the command "subscribe" to this address: