Tomatoes do not like laying on the ground. When they lie on the ground, the fruit can spoil, you can get more bugs, and even the leaves may rot faster. That is why most of us will put a cage on the plants in order to keep them propped up. But, what if you don’t […]
All gardeners plant lots and lots of tomatoes, right? Well, at least the vast majority of us do. If you want to grow the healthiest and most delicious tomatoes you possibly can this gardening season, there are just a few things to help ensure better chance of success. There are a few very easy-to-do tricks […]
This past week of New England weather has been far from ideal tomato growing conditions. It figures that when I started my seeds and didn’t need the sun it was mid 70’s and full sun everyday. But, shortly after the seedlings popped and were ready to hit the window for some much needed sunlight, a […]
I used to get frustrated every year with wire tomato cages. I’d get frustrated putting them all up, cleaning them out, and then storing them. It wasn’t so bad when it was only a couple. But with 50 or more plants? There had to be a better way. Now, with 4 of these new planters, […]
Blossom rot, or blossom end rot, is a common problem encountered by tomato gardeners. The condition is characterized by a dark, rotten spot at the blossom end of developing tomatoes. Fortunately, there are ways to combat blossom rot before it starts, but once it appears on an individual fruit, there is no way to “cure” […]
Since we have limited growing space, we have to think outside the box often in our gardening. We will do this by using buckets, pots and containers to grow tomatoes. Growing tomatoes in containers is a great way for just about anyone to have a garden fresh beauty for sandwiches, salads or just munching on.