State of Vegetable Gardens 2024
State of Vegetable Gardens 2024

Vegetable gardens are… HOT and DRY… It’s been a tough start for the vegetable garden season this year. If your garden seems to be struggling, don’t take it personal, you probably have done nothing wrong. It’s just one of “those” years. A few notes about what we are seeing and hearing: Increased Blossom End Rot (BER) Most commonly seen on…

Our Favorite Tomato!
Our Favorite Tomato!

We often get asked what our favorite variety of tomato is! Here’s each of the Gary’s answers to that question! Gary Sr. Favorite: “Celebrity! A nice sized 8 oz. tomato that keeps well and has a good taste. Great for both canning and fresh eating!” Gary Jr. (Nelson) Favorite: “Cherokee Purple! A great heirloom tomato with the best flavor! The…

Vegetable Gardening 101
Vegetable Gardening 101

Vegetable Gardening 101 By: Gary Garner Sr.            It’s that time of the year and anyone that gardens even a little has the itch to get outside and starting to play in the soil and get something in the ground. The ones of us that have gardened most, if not all our lives, know the basics…

Different Tastes In Vegetables
Different Tastes In Vegetables

DIFFERENT TASTES IN VEGETABLES By: Gary Garner Sr. Do you ever wonder why you plant a certain variety of tomato one year, then plant the same one the next year, but the tastes don’t seem to be the same as the ones you grew the previous year? We’ll use tomatoes for our example but the same is true for all of your…

Tomatoes
Tomatoes

In this “How-to” post, you will find information of the following topics: Tomato Terminology Heirloom Tomatoes Growing Tomatoes in the ground Container Tomatoes Tomato Terminology Let’s take a look at some tomato terminology and what the terms mean. HYBRID- These are plants that are grown by genetically crossing two plants.  Seeds from these cannot be saved.  They will not produce…