Tomatoes not ripening? Here are the four main reasons why your tomatoes aren't turning red, and what you can do (if anything) to help ripen your tomatoes.
Tired of wimpy tomato cages and tomatoes that are too tall for the cage? Check out these easy DIY tomato trellis ideas that include tomato stakes, cattle panels, pallet trellises and other wooden trellises, string trellis and more, plus LARGE plant cages big enough for tall tomatoes. I'll be sharing my tomato trellis system, as well as several other tomato trellis ideas from my homesteading blogger friends. We have trellises that are wind resistant, tall, short, funky and budget friendly. I'm sure you'll be able to find a tomato trellis that works in your garden. [Read more…] about 5+ Terrific Tomato Trellis Ideas for Easier Picking and Cleaner Tomatoes
Tomatoes are the most commonly grown plant in backyard gardens, and with good reason. Nothing beats the flavor of a freshly picked tomato still warm from the sun, and homemade sauces and salsas are amazing. With the recent growth in gardening and interest in non-genetically modified foods, stores are starting to stock more heirloom tomato seed varieties, but they're only scratching the surface of the dozens of types of seeds that are available. When you grow tomatoes from seed, you can pick varieties that are right for your growing conditions and experiment with many different colors, shapes, sizes and flavors for the same amount of money you'd spend on just a few store plants. [Read more…] about Grow Tomatoes from Seed – Save Money, Get More Varieties