Tag: favorite tomatoes

Picking Favorites: Great Tomatoes for Puget Sound

Picking Favorites: Great Tomatoes for Puget Sound

Don’t let cool summers keep you from growing the season’s finest garden treat. Of all the tomatoes I planted this year, here are some my favorites, based on taste, robust growth and prolific nature. These are great tomatoes for you backyard garden. Northern Exposure tomato is an all […]

Summer Harvest Begs an Extension

Summer Harvest Begs an Extension

  Heirloom tomatoes: Amish Paste, White Beauty, Old German, Pineapple, Hillbilly, Lemon Boy and Sugar Lump. If I left these on the vines, October rains would sauce them for me. Some days show up like a great performance; the key players tune up to bring […]

Tomato Plants: Leave the Little Suckers Alone

Tomato Plants: Leave the Little Suckers Alone

Pinching tomato suckers: not on my garden to-do list Step away from the tomato plant and no one gets hurt. Garden myth: you should pinch tomatoes suckers (the growth between main stems and the leaf) for a better tomato crop. I ‘ve been growing tomatoes […]