15 of My Favorite Heirloom Tomato Varieties in 2023

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When it comes time to plant tomatoes, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all your options! Just grab a few seed catalogs, tally the number of tomato varieties available, and you’ll see there are hundreds of different options to choose from. Heirloom tomatoes offer astounding diversity in color, shape, size, taste, and texture—which I think … Read more

How to Grow Cherry Tomatoes

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One of the moments I look forward to every summer is picking and eating the year’s first cherry tomato. The sweet and tart flavor, the perfectly snackable size, the juicy texture that bursts in your mouth—what’s not to love about these little tomatoes? I’ve found that I’m not the only one who finds these fruits … Read more

11 Best Cherry Tomato Varieties to Grow in 2023

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One of my favorite things about growing tomatoes is the diversity present within the crop. Along with large slicing tomatoes, I also like to grow a few different types of small cherry tomatoes. While all cherry tomato plants produce smaller fruits, you can find a big variation between varieties. Fruit color, growth habit, fruit size, … Read more

21 of My Favorite Indeterminate Tomato Varieties in 2023

Indeterminate tomato varieties

If you want to plant a single tomato plant and harvest fruits throughout the summer, you want to look at indeterminate tomatoes. Fortunately, there are all sorts of indeterminate tomato varieties, including heirlooms, hybrids, slicers, and cherries. Over the years, I’ve come to love many different indeterminate types. I always plant a few delicious and … Read more

How to Identify, Treat, and Prevent Common Tomato Diseases – The Ultimate Guide

Common tomato diseases

Tomatoes taste better right out of the garden.  Unfortunately, a lot can grow wrong from seed to mouth.  Here is a guide to the most common tomato diseases to help you have a wonderful harvest. Caused by Fungal Pathogens Fungal pathogens cause more problems in tomatoes than any other organism.  Here are the common fungal … Read more

Watering Cucumber Plants – How to Water a Cucumber Plant?

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Cucumber plants are very thirsty plants. Therefore, proper watering is crucial to getting lots of tasty cucumbers.  How Often Do I Water Cucumber Plants? Cucumber plants growing in the ground should be watered once or twice a week. Cucumber plants in containers should be watered several times a week to keep the soil evenly moist. … Read more

Overwatered Tomato Plant – What Happens and How to Fix It?

overwatered tomato plant

Tomatoes are grown by more people than any other vegetable. Millions of people put months of effort into growing juicy, flavorful tomatoes. Sometimes people love their tomato plants so much they kill them with kindness.  Can You Overwater a Tomato Plant?  Yes, you can definitely overwater a tomato plant. Tomato plants should be watered every … Read more

Cucumber Plant Stages – The Growing Stages of a Cucumber

Cucumber plant stages

Cucumbers are a popular warm-season vegetable to grow. Cucumber plants go through different stages when growing. Each stage needs slightly different amounts of water and fertilizer to grow optimally. This guide will discuss the stages of a cucumber plant and what care the plant needs at each stage.  Cucumber Plant Stages Here are the seven … Read more

The 10 Best and 5 Worst Companion Plants for Lettuce

Lettuce companion plants

Lettuce’s simple growth form and flexibility in the kitchen makes it a must-have garden crop. Another thing that’s great about lettuce is that it plays nicely with lots of other crops. By interplanting lettuce with other types of plants, you can increase soil diversity, attract beneficial insects, and help prevent disease. Read on to learn … Read more

Overwatered Cucumber Plant – What Happens and How to Fix It?

overwatered cucumber plant

Cucumbers are easy to grow. Sometimes, though, people give their cucumber plants so much love that they make them sick. This guide discusses what happens when a cucumber plant is overwatered.  Can You Overwater A Cucumber Plant? Yes, you can overwater a cucumber plant. Cucumbers need 1-2 inches of water a week. Providing more water … Read more

Why Are My Tomato Seedlings Leggy?

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Tomato plants are fun and easy to grow. There are some things to be careful about when growing them. This guide talks about leggy tomatoes, how to avoid them, and how to deal with them.  Leggy Tomato Seedlings Versus Normal Tomato Seedlings Tomato seedlings should be short and stocky. Seedlings should have the diameter of … Read more

When and How to Harvest Romaine Lettuce?

when and how to harvest romaine lettuce?

Whether you enjoy it in Caesar salads, as a lettuce wrap, or as a burger topping, romaine lettuce is a must-have in the kitchen and garden. Fortunately, this crunchy lettuce is relatively easy to grow, as long as you know how to properly care for it. With that said, there’s nothing more disappointing than spending … Read more