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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Florida Gardening 101: How do you grow tomatoes in South Florida?
The most frequently asked question by gardeners after moving to South Florida is "how do you grow tomatoes?" The answer is, homegrown tomatoes are easy in the subtropical climate of South Florida once you know how. Tomatoes are grown in South Florida ...