Lavender is one of my favorite fragrances. It's always a go-to when choosing floral-scented body sprays, soaps, and scented oils. I find the smell of lavender soothing and earthy - and in the garden, its vibrant purple flowers are unforgettable. But as much as I love lavender, … [Read more...] about Lavender: A Phenomenal Plant for Urban Gardens
One day my tomatoes seem perfect. When I look again a few days later, I see that their skins are cracking. Some tomatoes appear to be more prone to cracking than others, particularly my large heirloom varieties. I don't always have this problem when growing tomatoes. Am I doing … [Read more...] about What causes tomatoes to crack?
I'm doing something pretty exciting in my garden right now. I am conducting my very first 'official' plant test in Mocha Gardens! Earlier this month I received three samples of the Red Racer Cocktail Tomato - which just happens to be the 2018 All American Selection (AAS) Edible … [Read more...] about Part 1: Putting Red Racer Tomatoes to the Test
"How did you hear about the fling?" is a question I was asked several times during the 2017 DC Area Garden Bloggers Fling. My name was printed in red on my name tag to indicate to all that I was a first time flinger. After giving the question a few seconds of thought, I realized … [Read more...] about flinging for the first time
I currently have a tomato jungle growing in my raised bed garden. Many of the plants are taller than me and have stems full of thick leaves, which makes it nearly impossible to see all the fruit that's growing. If you know me, then you know I like an organized garden so these … [Read more...] about how to prune overgrown tomato plants