Today’s fascinating question comes from faithful reader, Robert, who complains, “I plant many different kinds of tomatoes, but none ever get larger than a golf ball. What am I doing wrong? Am I leaving something out?”
When you have lavished your tomato plants with water, fertilizer, and love, love, love, it’s so disheartening when all the tomatoes develop disgusting black spots on the end. What causes this — fungus, Monsanto, the pharaoh’s curse? As always, Grumpy has the answer.
This is the time of year I”m glad I belong to the oppressed minority of people out there who don’t like eating fresh, homegrown tomatoes. Because awful things happen to tomato plants in summer. Here are five of the most common problems and what you can do about them.
The past May, Grumpy found himself among some of the most creative gardeners in the country at the Garden2Blog blogger’s event hosted by P. Allen Smith in Arkansas. One of Allen’s sponsors, Bonnie Plants from my home state of Alabama, challenged everyone to design a really cool miniature vegetable garden measuring a mere 4 feet by 4 feet.