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.
Why Your Kids Care So Much About Favorite Colors
My first mistake was to show my daughter the two dozen color strips that I’d brought home from the hardware ... as if on cue, that her favorite color was now pink. So at least I had her in my camp. And I still do—though, as she celebrates her fourth ...
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 ...
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 ...
Gardeners, it's time to plant tomatoes (Finch)
And maybe that’s why tomatoes caught on so quickly in the ... Old mid-South heirloom that does well in much of Alabama. Unusually dark fruit with rich flavor. “Eva Purple Ball” — 70 days — Old heirloom with good small to medium-sized fruits ...