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 PLANT: What causes tomatoes to crack?
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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
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
I didn't expect to see a big fat worm eating its way through one of my tomatoes when I peeked in between the overgrown branches to see if any new fruit had ripened. I'd been away for a few days at the Garden Bloggers Fling 2017, so as you can imagine, I was happy to be back in … [Read more...] about got yellow striped worms in your vegetable garden?
Garden beans are a staple in my garden. They're fun to grow and are quite beautiful. If you have ever browsed seed racks or flipped through a seed catalog, you quickly learned that there are LOTs of interesting bean varieties to choose from. So how do you pick the right bean for … [Read more...] about pick the right beans for your urban garden