Tasmanian Chocolate Tomato

The Tasmanian Chocolate Tomato

This year one of the tomato varieties I decided to grow was the ‘Tasmanian Chocolate’ tomato. It’s a determinate variety that is well suited for growing in pots. It’s determinant and grows to about 3 feet tall, at least the plant I grew did in my trial this year. I…Continue Reading

4 Tomato Growing Tips!

The tomatoes are coming along nicely in our garden which means it’s time to do a few important things for them to maximize their growth.  Here are a few quick tomato tips to help you grow your favorite backyard vegetable! (It’s really a fruit though!) Stake your tomato well.  Whatever…Continue Reading

Why Add Lime for Tomatoes?

You’ve probably heard of adding lime to soil.  Farmers and lawn experts recommend it frequently to add to gardens and lawns to help your plants grow, but why?  Why should you use lime for your tomatoes? Lime is calcium carbonate.  Which leads us to one easy answer for why it…Continue Reading

Just Dreaming of Summer Tomatoes

By far my favorite plant from the vegetable garden is the tomato.  I don’t buy them from the stores if I can help it as there is very little flavor to be found in store bought tomatoes.  Fresh from the garden is how a tomato should be.  Today on a…Continue Reading

Mr. Tomato, Sphinx Moth, and a Garden Fresh Pizza

Please forgive the randomness of my title for today’s post.  It’s hard to sum up a weekend in just a few words!  Weekends are always busy times in the garden when the weather is as beautiful as it has been.  Sunday’s humidity was a bit high in anticipation of the…Continue Reading

5 Things You Need to Know About Growing a Great Tomato!

Tomato planting season is almost here for Middle Tennessee so I thought now would be the perfect time to share some things you need to know about growing a great tomato!  Tomatoes have always been my favorite crop from the garden.  I like tomatoes fresh, cooked, preserved – it doesn’t…Continue Reading