Insiders’ Secrets to Growing Tomatoes

04/21/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener With so many tomato varieties and uses in the kitchen, it’s no wonder tomatoes are one of our most popular vegetables! Watters receive a lot of customer requests for additional tips and tricks on…

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5 Tricks for Growing Better Tomatoes in Pots

04/15/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener How to grow tomatoes in pots from seeds. Growing Cherry and Early Girl Tomatoes in containers. How often should you water a tomato plant? 5 reasons you keep killing your potted tomato plants Tomatoes…

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2021 Garden Trends You’ll See at the Garden Center

02/12/2021 Ken Davis

Audible Stories provided by Signals AZClick on the 3 Dots to download and listen on the Go by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Unless you’ve been living under a rock, 2020 was an unprecedented year, to say the least. Despite…

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Health Benefits & How-to’s of Growing Tomatoes

05/01/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain garden Commercially grown tomatoes are transported while green. Companies spray them with artificial ethylene gas that forces tasteless fruits to turn red before selling them at our local grocery stores. That’s why fresh tomatoes off…

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10 Favorite Vegetables Easily Grown in Pots

04/04/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The economy ripples through communities in strange ways, and one exciting current trend is in the world of gardening. It even has a name:  ‘Victory Garden 2.0’.  It identifies those that grow plants that…

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Determinate and Indeterminate Tomato Varieties?

06/23/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener One of the classifications you often see on a tomato plant or packet of tomato seed is ‘Determinate’ or ‘Indeterminate’. In a nutshell, these terms describe whether the actual plant grows like a bush…

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Flower Power “It’s like a Snickers Bar for Your Plants”

04/13/2018 Ken Davis

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Tomatoes Best Friend in the Garden

04/21/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There are plants that work well together and plants that should be kept apart. Matching the two groups into a garden plan is often difficult, especially in small spaces. Companion Planting tomatoes are relatively…

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Fresh Dried Garden Tomatoes in Olive Oil

03/20/2017 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Nothing says summer like fresh, sun-ripened tomatoes from the garden! As many of us start our tomato seeds, we can also start thinking about the endless ways to enjoy these garden gems. One of our favorites is drying, for a…

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Growing Tomato Plants from Seed

02/03/2017 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener I long have had garden success by putting started tomato plants in my garden rather than sowing seed directly into the soil.  This technic also guarantees I’ll be picking fresh juicy vegetables 2-6 weeks…

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