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.
Home canning: Why it matters that you do it right
So what is a home canner to do ... or tomatoes, or cucumbers through a long hot summer, preparing them and carefully stuffing them into jars, why would you want to risk spoilage (what a waste of food!) or food-borne illness? Jams and jellies need only ...
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 ...
Nothing is better than home-grown tomatoes
nothing tastes better than home-grown tomatoes. It's like taking a bite of sunshine. Fortunately, tomato growing is easy - and many people know how to do ... so without a soil test, I'd recommend you need to fertilize two times with a regular 15-15-15 ...
The Basics of Injecting Fertilizer For Field-Grown Tomatoes
This is accomplished in drip (trickle) by using some type of injector to meter the concentrated fertilizer solution into the irrigation water. The basics of the system design are outlined in this publication. A theory behind why ... so it does not need ...