Photinia scorching caused by organic-matter paucity
Q: How do ... Why are my Early Girl tomatoes so small? A: Whenever I've grown them the fruit has always been small. I assumed the variety has sparse foliage and with the sudden buildup of heat the plant wasn't able to generate enough carbohydrates to ...
How the modern day tomato came to be
Florida tomatoes are grown in sand. Just like the sand on Daytona Beach, it's great to wiggle your toes in, but it contains zero nutrients. None. So they have to essentially pump in all the chemical food that the plant is going to need for its lifetime.
Anything Grows: Nothing like a home-grown tomato
In fact, my late husband was a tomato-hater until he tried a tomato that we had grown in our back yard. Before I knew it, he was tilling up half the yard to plant 50 tomato plants. Tomatoes make us so happy it's only fair that we do ... home and he was in ...
Colorado garden to-do list, Aug. 1: Fight early blight on tomatoes
"In all my years growing tomatoes, I've never seen a worse year," gardeners tell me every so often. I hope this isn't your worst year. Either way, there are reasons why it's been tough ... just enjoyed home-grown. Many tomatoes were planted over Mother's ...
Learn the secrets of Sunnyvale’s tomato queen
“I think that’s going to be my fertilizer ... tomatoes to ripen, they do, eventually. So far, it’s been a good year for tomatoes. In early July, she was canning tomatoes. And if previous years are any indication, there will be fresh, home-grown ...