I have quite the rogue’s gallery of tomato issues this year. In my own defense, I grow a lot of tomatoes. Twenty-three plants, to be exact. For a household of two. But that’s another story. With so many plants, maybe it’s not all that surprising that I also have a variety of
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
There are so many reasons to consider gardening in raised beds. Let’s consider a few of them, and see if gardening above the ground might make sense for you! You can pick your location Gardening in beds is great… as long as the location of the beds gives your plants what
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.