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For the Love of Tomatoes

I have to admit that the main reason for my garden is the tomatoes. Most grocery store tomatoes are varieties that have been bred for appearance and shipping durability, but are often mealy and tasteless. There is an almost endless variety of tomatoes available in the seed catalogues and garden centers, with […]

Rainy Days and Mondays Always Make Me Smile

It’s been raining since last night, a quiet, steady, gentle rain. I’m thankful. We need a good drenching. My garden is loving it, too. It’s a good start to the week.

Newly planted tomatoes need lots and lots of steady moisture. Now is when they are all developing those healthy root systems, and the well […]

Receiving Shipped Tomato Plants

Two days ago I received my order of tomato plants from Gardener’s Supply. I purchased two of their tomato grow bags to test them along with their container mix and organic tomato fertilizer. The plants arrived separately, shipped directly from the grower. The box they arrived in was a 12″ x 12″ x 12″ […]

Planting Tomatoes…again!

I just got back from Lowe’s where I found 2 tomato plants to replant where the cucumbers were, in back of the carrots. I made sure to get an indeterminate large fruited variety, as their roots will grow deeply and they will quickly grow taller than the carrots immediately in […]