Heirloom tomato

  • How-To

    Guide to Growing Cherry Tomatoes

    Growing more than 800 tomatoes each year gives me lots of chances to evaluate the good and bad among varieties. My collection includes all different shapes, sizes, and colors, but…

  • Article

    19 Varieties of Heirloom Tomatoes to Grow in the Kitchen Garden

    Nothing tastes better than an heirloom tomato. Eating a sun-ripened juicy ‘Brandywine’ or a meaty ‘Mortgage Lifter’ means you will never look at grocery-store offerings the same way again. But…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    The Best Tomatoes in Town

    I’ve been growing tomatoes for—yikes!—almost 40 years. This is no casual acquaintance. We’re talking true intimacy here, so I have a strong bias toward these fleshy, luscious, savory fruits. The…

  • Article

    Part 1: Best Vegetables for the Midwest

    1. ‘Diamond’ eggplant Maturity: 70 to 80 days from transplant Yield: 20 to 30 fruit per plant Needs: Full sun; rich, moist, well-drained soil; lots of heat Eggplants love heat;…