More Tomato Troubles ~ Blossom Drop

Blossom drop in tomatoes ~ Black Fox

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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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

In Case You Missed Us…


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

…And More Tomato Troubles


ShareThis post is a continuation of Tomato Troubles which can be read here. Sunscald When the tomatoes are a mature green or just beginning to blush (also called the breaker stage) if they are exposed to direct sunlight they can … Continue reading

A Word About Pest Management ~ in a Nutshell


Share well, a few words actually… While pests are always present in my garden, come mid-summer, when the temperatures are at their highest, they seem to be the most prevalent.   When I first began gardening, my solution to dealing with … Continue reading