Category Archives: tomatoes

Looking for an endless tomato harvest?

There are so many tomato varieties to choose from in the catalogs it is tempting to try them all. One variety I’ll be sure to include with my order when it goes out next week is Jasper cherry tomato. If … Continue reading

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Amazing new vegetable varieties for 2016

Next to actually gardening, I enjoy going over the spring seed catalogs as they arrive. It certainly helps beat the winter blues and it’s never too early to start planning for next year’s garden. Here are a few things I’d … Continue reading

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Promising New Varieties for 2015

The  only thing better than actually getting my hands dirty in the garden is ordering seeds and plants. Like you, I’ve got my old stand bys I’ll always order, like my Celebrity tomatoes that do so well in the north. … Continue reading

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Five Tomatoes for Northern Gardens (and a few tips on how to grow them successfully)

I was going to wait until after Christmas to look at the seed catalogs that have been arriving, but once I started looking at the tomatoes, I couldn’t put the catalogs down. Here are five tomatoes that are suitable to … Continue reading

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Greenhouse projects: grafting tomatoes

I’m on day two of my tomato grafting. Actually, it’s not taking place in the greenhouse just yet.  So why graft tomatoes in the first place? For one thing, growers around the country are having trouble with soil borne fungal … Continue reading

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Seed Starting Tips

“The work of a garden bears visible fruits—in a world where most of our labours seem suspiciously meaningless,” Pam Brown p. 1928.                 While the wind howls outside I’m quietly working in my … Continue reading

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I’m Seeing Red!

(‘Jasper’ cherry tomato: photo courtesy of Johnny’s Selected Seed)                               I’m seeing red! No, I’m not mad. I just miss red ripe tomatoes. In fact, last night I woke up in the middle of the night with a start. … Continue reading

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New Flower and Vegetable Varieties for a New Year

                I like to ring in the New Year browsing through the garden catalogs that I’ve got piled up on the corner of my desk. I’m always amazed at the new varieties they come up with year after year. For … Continue reading

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How Was Your Year in Gardening?

                I always enjoy the end of the year wrap-ups when people reflect back on the year in the news, sports, weather, etc. I’m feeling a little reflective today as I pause between the holiday hub-bub  and look back at … Continue reading

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Mighty Matos are “all that”

The Mighty Matos I got to trial this year “were all that.” The plants, which are familiar varieties grafted to so-called amazing root stock arrived in little cell packs, looking like they’d had too much go- juice the night before. … Continue reading

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