There are plenty of tasty edibles we routinely grow with our kids… but let’s look at some not-so-obvious options. Most children are naturally drawn to playing in the dirt, or “soil,” as we gardeners like to think of it. Why not encourage that by planting a few out-of-the-ordinary things they
If you want great tomatoes, then let’s spend just a little time in Tomato School… untangling the terms on all of the signs above the more than 100 varieties of tomatoes at Tagawa Gardens? Demystifying that tomato jargon can go a long way towards helping you select and grow the
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
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
Have you ever really thought about how amazing seeds are? They’re little powerhouses that are clearly one of the wonders of nature. Tapping into that wonder… starting your own plants from seed indoors long before you can be sowing and growing then outside… is a great way to get a
Don’t Miss Your Coupon for $5 OFF One Purchase of Fresh Produce or Food Items! at the End of this Article Is there anything I can do? Yes…. and no. No one ever said that growing tomatoes on Colorado’s Front Range is easy, but it sure can be worth it.