Tomato (pronounced to-MAY-to)? Or Tomato (pronounced to-MAH-to)? No one really cares how we pronounce the name of our favorite garden veggie (even though, technically, a tomato is a fruit). What everyone really wants to know is how to grow the tastiest tomato for a dreamy summertime BLT. Looking for a few tricks to grow your own ‘maters? Try our tips below.
With Spring being our busiest time down at Garden Supply, it seems impossible to walk the nursery without seeing more new plant arrivals, more goodies in the Greenhouse, and more beautiful blossoms in bloom. And although the weather has turned a bit cold on us again, there are lots of options for planting right now, including cold-hardy choices and plant protection products. Come see what we have available, and as always, our experts are on hand with the answers to all your gardening questions. Here are a few of our latest and greatest that caught my eye this week.
Take a look at this very beautiful Lilac Daphne. It has gorgeous lavander flowers which are not fragrant but make up for it on a bright spring day. This lovely plant would be very showy in your perennial bed.
More choices for the shade garden are arriving, too. These ferns would be beautiful in your woodland landscape, or in hanging pots from your porch.
And a true gardener's favorite, the tomato plant, is starting to arrive.
These little guys are still going to benefit from a bit of cold-weather protection. We have just what you need.
These Dalene season starters have been around for years, and owner Keith Ramsey swears by them. Fill the outer chambers with water and you are set to go. They protect the plants when overnight temperatures drop below freezing. Ideal for tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons and other vining plants.
We also recomment giving your tomato plants a dose of self-release fertilizer. You will grow bigger and juicier tomatoes with just one feeding of Dynamite Organic Mater Magic Premium Plant Food. As always, we have everything you need to get started.
Thanks for stopping by everyone! I'll see you back here soon for more snippets from the garden.