We just got most of our Nightshades into the garden this weekend. We have staggered planting so not all tomatoes will come at once. On the really hot days over 90 degrees, tomatoes cannot pollinate. Don’t forget to tap the stalks with a stick to get them to spread their pollen before it is going […]
We had a lovely couple buy tomatoes while on bikes. They came to West Seattle to go to the Colman Pool and stopped by to look. We wrapped the tomatoes in a paper bag and off they went for swimming and biking back to Capitol Hill. We hope the tomatoes made it!!
Tomato 101 Class – Free Saturday May 18 9:30 to 10:30 am This class is just for people who are brand new to growing tomatoes or have been having issues lately. Agenda: How deep to plant How to prevent disease with the leaves and watering How to stake How to prune Sharing of your best […]
If you have had any of the following issues below, choose your tomato and rotate accordingly. Some years we need to grow all our tomatoes in pots with new soil to prevent early or late blight blight or another issue. We have dealt with Fusarium Wilt and Verticillium Wilt in the past as well. Toss […]
This video will get you excited and help you plan where to put your tomatoes!! Almost time.
An heirloom tomato is an open-pollinated cultivar of tomato. According to tomato experts, heirloom tomatoes can be classified into four categories: family heirlooms, commercial heirlooms, mystery heirlooms, and created heirlooms. Commercial Heirlooms: Open-pollinated varieties introduced before 1940, or tomato varieties more than 50 years in circulation. Family Heirlooms: Seeds that have been passed down for […]
A cold Spring: We have been busy choosing, planting and transplanting 800 or so tomatoes. I call this the tomato baby phase. As nights warm above 50 degrees, we will move them outside the greenhouse so they will be perfectly ready to be popped into the ground on May 11.