Tomato Seedlings

Growing tomato seedlings
is the best way to guarantee
you'll get healthy plants,
with the added bonus of growing
anything you want.


Amazing Tomatoes

The Site For Gardeners



Iguanas Ate My Tomatoes

By |November 11th, 2015|

Newly planted Brandywines before they were attacked by iguanas and burned by Iguana Rid. When I have the heart, I'll post the "after" photos. So Tomato People, I know it's been a few years and I've been wildly inconsistent with posting and even growing. This year, however, things will be different. In fact, [...]

Comments Off on Iguanas Ate My Tomatoes

The harvest begins …

By |March 1st, 2014|

It's awful late in the year for me to start harvesting, but I got a late start. This has been a decent season so far, although I had a bit of a problem with rats attacking the San Marzano tomatoes this week. How do I know it was rats? Because no other animal would be [...]

Comments Off on The harvest begins …

Whew … that was a close one

By |November 15th, 2013|

This has been a weird season for me so far, in part because I've had to question everything I thought I knew. Rather, I've been asking, "Am I actually good at growing tomatoes, or what I just good at growing tomatoes at THAT house in THAT microclimate?" This is the first year growing in a [...]

Comments Off on Whew … that was a close one

Blossom End Rot: Planning Ahead

By |September 9th, 2013|

Morning! While I'm waiting for my seeds to arrive, I thought I'd do a series of articles on planning and prepping for your tomato garden this year. I can't promise any particular publishing schedule, but I'll do my best to keep things moving along. First up is blossom end rot. If you've been growing tomatoes [...]

Comments Off on Blossom End Rot: Planning Ahead


By |September 8th, 2013|

I was in a grocery store tonight, looking at the tomatoes and reflecting that the quality of grocery store tomatoes has definitely improved over the last few years. Both Ugli Ripe and Tasti-Lee are serviceable to good tomatoes. Sometimes they even smell like a tomato, which is a sure sign of a decent piece of [...]

Comments Off on $1.50!

Is it time again? For real?

By |September 1st, 2013|

Hello, Tomato People! So ... for those of you who've been writing me and dropping by, wondering if the blog is going to fire back up, the answer is YES. Just in brief, we moved smack in the middle of last winter, so I didn't plant last year for the first time in a decade. [...]

Comments Off on Is it time again? For real?

I’m back (Finally)

By |May 13th, 2013|

So a few things ... First, if you've stopped by over the past few months, you no doubt noticed that the site has been down for a while. I had some kind of fatal code error, a description of which would be sort of pointless since I barely understand it anyway and if you understand [...]

Comments Off on I’m back (Finally)

Too Late for Florida Tomatoes?

By |January 18th, 2013|

No! I'm really excited because, although I'm not doing my own garden this year, a friend of mine called not too long ago and asked if I'd be willing to help her out this year. So I loaded up the car with all my containers and my potions and powders and relocated the whole garden [...]

Comments Off on Too Late for Florida Tomatoes?

Tomato Hornworms and Blossom End Rot

By |June 27th, 2012|

I still believe the hardest part of the tomato season is getting the seedlings started—that's when the plants are most vulnerable. But even once you've got a lush garden going and you're heading into July, you have pay careful attention to what's happening and deal with problems as they arise, including hornworms, which always seem [...]

Comments Off on Tomato Hornworms and Blossom End Rot

Tomato Splitting

By |May 22nd, 2012|

That's one split tomato, huh? Some years, I've had a serious problem with splitting, which means I've had to throw out more tomatoes than I like because they split and were later infested with worms or rot. Annoying. Most books say that splitting is caused by watering issues. Periods of dry, followed by lots of [...]

Comments Off on Tomato Splitting