If you start plants from seed, eventually you’ll have to master the technique of potting up. It’s what you do when a seedling gets too big for the pot or cell it’s growing in. Usually it’s too early to plant outdoors, so you pot up. Not all seedlings require potting up, but many do.
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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 […]
July 22 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 on the look out for any sign. Is it in your area yet? Make sure you’re […]
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 tomatoes. Blossom-end rot […]