Scott Daigre

Scott Daigre

Scott Daigre spent most of his young life in Louisiana and then moved to the West Coast to start a career in horticulture. He’s led garden tours around the world, spoken at garden shows, and designed landscapes throughout Southern California through his company, Powerplant Garden Design. He also owns and produces Tomatomania!, a springtime series of pop-up tomato sales that has been held in five states and thirty cities. He published a guide on growing tomatoes (with recipes) called Tomatomania! A Fresh Approach to Celebrating Tomatoes in the Garden and in the Kitchen. Scott now lives in Ojai, California, with his partner, Sam, a couple of energetic Australian shepherds, a growing flock of doves and chickens—and, of course, a huge garden.

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    Dwarf Tomatoes Produce Abundant Fruit With a Small Plant

    Imagine it—stocky, handsome tomato plants that need less-aggressive staking, rarely exceed 5 feet in height, and ­offer fruit choices in different sizes and colors. Want more? OK, they taste delicious.…

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    Kitchen Gardening

    8 Tomato Myths Debunked

    It’s no secret that the tomato is a favorite summertime staple. Year after year, countless gardeners rely on this formidable and versatile fruit to mark the arrival of spring and…

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    Learn to Build a Fence, Arbor, or Bridge to Support Your Tomatoes

    Peek over the back fence of almost any home in summer and you’ll find it: a robust tomato plant standing proudly, its leaves, stems, and fruit bulging out, around, and…