Mary shared this photo on our Facebook page.
Mary Ahrens of California shared this photo on our Facebook page. We were intrigued and asked her to share the technique:
“Well, I use a small cherry tomato type. I sort out the miss marks, over- and under-ripes, wash, cut them in half, put them skin side down. You can sprinkle dried herbs o [...]
I prefer to grow my tomatoes right side up, so using this planter for tomatoes didn’t interest me much. For me, the unusual shape and water-retaining coir liner suggested flowers rather than tomatoes.
The planter in mid-May, a couple weeks after planting.
The planter in mid-June.
This hanging planter was designed by our staff as a [...]
Tomatoes, ready to roast. Photo: Brenda Bolio, VT
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Brenda’s photo, entered in the Harvest Photo Contest, is a reminder that it’s time to roast tomatoes. She says: “When life gives you tomatoes, roast them!”
With Jim’s si [...]
Like me, you’re probably hoping to eat a lot of tomatoes this month.
Like me, you’re probably planning to eat a lot of tomatoes in the next 60 days. Tomato sandwiches and tomato salads are my go-to favorites, but I’m always on the lookout for new ways to savor the tomato harvest.
Here’s an easy tomato tart re [...]
Not long after I started my job at Gardener’s Supply in early spring, a box arrived packed full with strong, healthy plants with my name on it. While this wasn’t unusual for me — I’ve shipped myself irresistible specimens at odd times of year before — it was early in the season to put these beauties i [...]
I grow my own fruits and vegetables for all sorts of reasons. Growing food is fun, rewarding, saves money, and adds amazing taste and beauty into my life. And, for health concerns, I know exactly where my food came from and what went into producing it.
So how come I can’t have the right to know what’s in the food I buy in the [...]
A midsummer harvest from my garden
At this time of year, I am swimming in produce! A lot of my usual garden chores have taken a backseat to preserving the many vegetables I’m harvesting here at Gardeners’ Supply and in my home garden. I’m trying to stay aware of which beds should be marked for cover cropping and which should [...]
1st Place: Stacy Stagliano, Summerville, SC
They say that every picture tells a story. After the judges picked the winner in this year’s Harvest Photo Contest, we learned the photo had a big story to tell.
The heart-shaped arrangement was photographed by Stacy Stagliano, who happens to be the mother of Katie Stagliano, the young gardene [...]