Tomatoes. They’re piling up on the counter, lying out on a table in our straw-bale greenhouse and congregating on our front porch.
This has been an absolutely incredible year for the garden! The cooler temperatures combined with regular rain has made for one of the most productive gardening years I can remember.
Photo by Judith Hausman Try this for dinner. Another heat wave, after a very brief breather, brought to mind a cool dish I haven’t had in years: aspic. The jellied beef or chicken consommé my mom tried out on me as a child was not an experience I wanted to repeat, but a wiggly-style […]
I’ve posted here before about how I’m a sucker for interesting plant forms. Well, I’ve got two more fascinating plants to tell you about that are special because of their funky growth habits.
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.
A Cornell breeder who developed a tomato resistant to thrips and tomato spotted wilt virus continues her research to make the new variety available to small-scale farmers.