It’s been a rough summer for the tomatoes in my garden. Record-setting heat has caused a lot of the problems. With so many weeks of 90 degrees and up, many of the blossoms on my plants failed. The heat damages the pollen and the flower simply drops off, leaving behind
Here at Tagawa Gardens, our plant advisers at Dick’s Corner are getting lots of questions about tomato problems. One of the most common issues is shown above, a condition that causes the tomato leaves to roll inward. This leaf roll isn’t a disease or the result of insect damage. It’s a classic
Gardens don’t have to be in the ground to be terrific. These days, with so many people having busier lives and smaller yards (or perhaps no yards at all), gardening in containers can be a great fit! Let’s look at some of the ways that container gardening can make this
It’s time to plant veggies! If you’re new to starting a vegetable garden… or just want some helpful reminders on some basic do’s and don’ts, you’ve come to the right place. I asked for help from Trish. She’s one of Tagawa’s top veggie advisors and a long-time veggie gardener herself.
Need some great ideas for late-summer planting? Why not expand your landscape and save money at the same time! Can it really be August? Argh! I’m still planting! Fact is, you should be, too! Sure it’s hot, but if you plant in the cool of the morning or evening (for
Here at Tagawa Gardens, our plant advisers at Dick’s Corner are getting lots of questions about tomato problems. One of the most common complaints is about tomato leaves rolling inward. That’s a classic symptom of heat stress. Hot! Hot! Hot For the past six weeks, our temperatures have consistently been above average.
My interest in straw bale gardening began with frustration, pure and simple. For whatever reason, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t grow heirloom tomatoes. I’d improve the soil in my raised beds with compost. I’d choose some of the most popular heirloom varieties that Tagawa Gardens carries… beautiful,
“The List” that hangs above the benches of tomatoes at Tagawa Gardens includes more than 150 varieties that we brought in for the 2017 season. That’s a lot of tomatoes to choose from! With so many choices, I got to wondering: What are the veggie pro’s who care for and
Question: What you can plant now in Colorado? Answer: Lots of stuff! Probably more than you think! Okay, so gardening in Colorado comes with some challenges. I was born and raised here. I know Mother Nature can be a little fickle. But there are ways to work around most of
Growing your own spuds and onions is easier than you might think. And now is the time to plant! If you think you love French fries, wait ‘til you taste fries made from your own home-grown potatoes! Maybe you prefer hash browns…. or tiny new potatoes in cream sauce with