tomatoes

  • cherry tomatoes
    Kitchen Gardening

    Tips to Grow Better Cherry Tomatoes in Northern California

    Though technically a fruit, the tomato is the most popular homegrown vegetable, with thousands of tasty varieties available for the kitchen gardener to choose from. Tomatoes can range from big…

  • early cascade tomatoes
    Kitchen Gardening

    6 Great Sauce Tomatoes

    When I was a girl, my mom and I took weekly trips to the market for fruit and vegetables. Even then, I was fascinated by the different apples, lettuce, peppers,…

  • Early blight symptoms
    How-To

    How to Identify and Combat Tomato Blights

    Each year as spring warms into summer, verdant vegetables hold the attention of many an eager gardener. As growers monitor their tomato plants, they may ­notice scattered yellow spotting, a…

  • tomatoes in a basket
    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…

  • Brandywine tomato
    How-To

    Growing Tomatoes in the Heat of Summer

    It’s the middle of summer. The tomato plants are lush and full. If you live in the Southern parts of North America, you harvested a great crop in June, but…

  • tomatoes and seeds
    How-To

    How to Grow Tasty Tomatoes From Seed

    A long-standing myth among tomato lovers is that home-grown tomatoes taste the best. But it’s the variety of the tomatoes that actually influences the taste, not whether they’re grown on…

  • red and yellow tomatoes
    How-To

    Tips for Growing Tomatoes in the Mid-Atlantic

    As many gardeners know, growing tomatoes in the Mid-Atlantic can be difficult. Diseases and pests can afflict any vegetable, but it seems to be most frustrating when that happens to…

  • Tomato Pruning Made Simple
    How-To

    Tomato Pruning in Four Simple Steps

    I hate pruning my tomatoes. Like a lot of folks, I don’t have the time (or patience) to prune tomatoes the way they are supposed to be pruned. Cutting out…

  • Celebrity tomato
    How-To

    The Best Tomatoes for the Southeast

    Many people’s first foray into gardening begins with a tomato. But not everyone is successful on their first go-around. The southeastern United States brings with it its own unique challenges…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Tomato Tips, Tricks, and Myths (Webinar)

    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…