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 [...]
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, [...]
Photo: Corn Ears
While I’ve tried (half-heartedly) to grow corn in the past, each harvest has been less than exciting. You reap what you sow… and in this case it is true in the literal sense: Each ear had so few kernels that I didn’t even think they’d be worth the [...]
This year we had a very early warm streak, so despite my better judgment, I planted my peas during the last week of February. And, lo, it did freeze not more than a week later. Luckily the sprouts hadn’t emerged from the ground yet.
Generally, after about a week and a [...]
It's a row of lettuce, oh wait… I mean dirt.
Well, you win some; you lose some. And for me this spring, that’s definitely true.
To put it simply, my try at a raised lettuce row failed miserably. I’m pretty sure that I planted directly into the ground too early. [...]