More Tomato Troubles ~ Blossom Drop

Blossom drop in tomatoes ~ Black Fox Homestead.com

Blossom drop is a condition where the blossoms of the tomato plant drop before they can produce fruit. This condition isn’t restricted just to tomatoes, it can also be found in cucumbers and squash. Read more to find out about the causes and how it can be controlled.

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Crops That Can Be Planted Mid-Summer

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Now that it is officially summer, we move into the warm season which brings on pests, weeds, and for some of us, triple digit temps making garden work most unpleasant.
If you can manage to power through however, here in our zone 6b(ish) garden there are a few crops that can be planted later on in the season rewarding you with a late summer/early fall harvest.

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Decoding Tomatoes: Tomato Stuff You May Have Wondered About But Were Afraid To Ask

Some of our favorite heirloom varieties: Cherokee Purple, Cream Sausage, and Austin's Pear

Share …a  post with the new gardener in mind. When I first started growing tomatoes, I thought a tomato was simply a red fruited vine that one planted in the summer. It wasn’t until I gained momentum and little bit … Continue reading

Vegetable Varieties: Hybrid vs. Heirloom

Cherokee Purple Seedlings

ShareThis is Part 4 in a series on Fall Gardening.  Part 1 can be read here; Part 2 can be read here; and Part 3 can be read here. While shopping for your fall garden seeds you’ll notice that seeds … Continue reading

Fall Gardening: Tender vs. Semi-hardy Vegetables

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ShareThis is Part III in a series on fall gardening.  Part I can be read here and Part II can be read here. In planning your fall garden you will find that most crops are divided into two categories: tender … Continue reading

In Case You Missed Us…

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ShareHere is a review of what we posted this week: Fall Gardening: Part I in a series; the benefits of planting a fall garden and how to go about planning one. …And More Tomato Troubles: A follow up to the … Continue reading