Tomatoes. They’re very popular and can also be one of the more spendy vegetable starts to purchase. So… Can you save money by starting them from seed? Well, I’d say it’s likely! As soon as the tomato starts roll in, the nursery storefront gets hoppin’! Tomatoes (especially those heirloom varieties right now) are one of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Plant questions and answers! This week: I’m going on vacation and I am not sure what to do about watering my tomato plants. They’re on my patio in pots. What do you recommend? (Ask your plant or gardening question.) Well, that depends on how long you’ll be gone and how warm it is where you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Plant questions and answers! This week: What if my tomato plants outgrow their cages? Easy… stake! (Ask your plant or gardening question.) I’ve found that tomato plants often outgrow typical tomato cages. If this happens, you’ll need to stake. Get a three 5 to 7 foot tall stakes (or even sturdy sticks will do) and […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Six ways to give your tomato plants some support. Mid summer is ripening on the vine! The tomato plants are bursting with green tomatoes and maybe even have a few ripe ones. They’re hitting a growth spurt, putting on new growth and new flower clusters right and left. If you haven’t given your tomatoes some […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Tomatoes love to be warm. Here are some ways to build your own bell cover, row cover or temporary greenhouse on the cheap and keep those tasties toasty. I love tomatoes…. I love growing them and eating them fresh off the vine. My 5-year-old calls them “sports candy” and eats them, well… like candy! The […]Continue Reading... No Comments.