Traditional red beet varieties like Red Ace, Detroit Dark Red, and Kestrel are standard fare in my garden. Theyâ€™re nice, but my heart belongs to two varieties of heirloom beets: Chioggia and Golden.
Imagine what it would be like to harvest juicy Golden Muscats or full-bodied Concords just outside your backdoor! One of the biggest problems grape growers face, however, are fungal diseases.
You might recall that last year I ran a little experiment in my tomato patch. I grew 12 different tomato plants and separated them into four groups of three plants. Each group received a different organic fertilizer (or none at all) throughout the growing season.
Ugh! The stink bugs are in full force now. I knew it would happen, but this is crazy! I have finally started harvesting my tomatoes, and theyâ€™re all covered in stink-bug nymphs. The skin and flesh of the fruits is completely corked from their feeding.