When tomato fruits are exposed to direct sun in really hot weather, they are susceptible to sunscald. Sunscald is more apparent on plants with sparse foliage or those that have lost foliage due to disease. The leaves on many of our plants in “Tomato Land” contracted a fungus that was easily rid of, but caused a lot of foliage to shrivel up, exposing our much … Continue reading Sunscald on Tomatoes- Aaagh!
Brad Gates, tomato expert and owner of Wild Boar Farms, knows everything about breeding and growing tomatoes. It’s always a pleasure to attend his lively and informative presentations at the National Heirloom Expo. Below are some valuable takeaways that will help you in becoming a more successful tomato grower! Tips for Planting & Growing Tomatoes When transferring young plants to the ground, bury 1/3 of … Continue reading Growing Tomatoes with Wild Boar Farms
This is what happens when you leave your tomato plants for a month…. They explode into bushy raised bed forests resembling a congregation of Sigmund and his sea monster friends. In order to find out what treasures lied beneath, I braved the coral-like vines and seaweed leaves armed with mask and snorkel. Continue reading Under Vine Tomato Snorkeling