Tag: Tomato ‘Black Cherry’

Ordering Herb and Tomato Seeds

So shortly after the New Year I ordered some seeds, and a few plants. Actually, in preparing for this post I discovered that I ordered some seeds back in September. Those seeds, as best I can tell, were thrown out during our frenzied pre-holiday house cleaning. More than $40 worth of seeds! This is more …

Let’s talk about summer tomatoes!

If the day is as cold and gray where you are as it is in Chicago, you will know why I want to talk about summer tomatoes. We don’t have a lot of space in the garden that is sunny enough to plant vegetables. This makes me a bit sad (perhaps you have seen that …

Do Heirloom Tomatoes Really Taste Best?

I may have to surrender my subscription to Organic Gardening Magazine for saying this, but the two hybrid tomato varieties I’ve been growing this summer have tasted better than any of the heirlooms I have grown in past years – with one exception. In the past I have grown only heirlooms – Black Krim, Green …

A Garden Valentine

You can have year-round valentine gifts in the garden, you know. Take Judy and I. We’ve been married for almost 28 ¬†years. If you walk around the garden, you’ll see many valentines from me to her.   For example, there’s the Lilac on the east side of the house. There are many shrubs I prefer …