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Sometimes vegetables have a little fun. These shots were sent from Colorado gardener Carole Poysti, who entered our Harvest Photo Contest,
Carole preserves a lot of her harvest, so she titled the tomato shot, “Our Lady of Perpetual Canning.” The lady is part of her crop of San Marzanos, which she preserves by drying. “When I [...]
Michelle’s entry in the Harvest Photo Contest (shown in our Stacking Harvest Storage Crate).
In October, Michelle Terry of Tecumseh, KS, sent us this photo — an entry in our Harvest Photo Contest. Although her photo wasn’t chosen as a winner, we had to ask: What did you do with all the green tomatoes?
“This is a bit of a fun [...]
A tomato branch starts inside the cage, goes outside for a bit, and then returns back inside.
Most of my time lately has been spent pruning tomato suckers, staking and supporting growing plants and monitoring the gardens for pests and disease. We’ve heard that late blight has made its way to Vermont (so sad) so I’ve been o [...]
A tomato with blossom-end rot.
A water-soaked spot at the blossom end of tomato fruits is the classic symptom of blossom-end rot. This relatively common garden problem is not a disease, but rather a physiological disorder caused by a calcium imbalance within the plant. It can occur in pepper, squash, cucumber and melon fruits as well as tomat [...]