Tasty Fresh Salsa Recipes

If you don’t like some form of salsa, contact your doctor immediately to seek medical attention. Just kidding, but seriously, who doesn’t like it? Anyways, I’m going to go over two very tasty recipes that I enjoy, one is on the chunky side and the other on the smoother side. Not to say you can’t modify each one to be chunkier or smoother! Fresh Roasted Tomato Salsa … Continue reading Tasty Fresh Salsa Recipes

Pruning With Purpose

Lets start off by addressing that there are  two main categories of all tomato plants: Determinate and Indeterminate. Determinate are more bush like, and tend to grow horizontally. Indeterminate are more vine like, and tend to grow vertically. Either type should have support for their main stem. The indeterminate varieties are usually the commercially grown tomato because they take advantage of vertical and horizontal space. Example … Continue reading Pruning With Purpose

More On Varieties

As discussed, tomatoes come in three major groups; hybrid, heirloom, and gmo. Furthermore, they can be visually distinguished by their color, shape and size. Non-visual traits include, but are not limited to; maturity time, uniform ripening times, acidity, sweetness, plant height/width, crop yield, resistance to disease, tolerance to extreme temperatures, tolerance to pests. Spider Mite Infested Tomato When picking a tomato plant to grow it pays … Continue reading More On Varieties

Identifying Your Plants Signals

As discussed in “The Nutrient Cycle” post, plants require a variety of nutrients to thrive. Just as too little of any nutrient can stunt plant development, so can too much, this is also known as nutrient toxicity. Nutrient manufacturers are well aware of this, and therefore give a general dilution or application rate of the nutrients they sell. It is always a good rule of … Continue reading Identifying Your Plants Signals

The Nutrient Cycle

Just like humans need vitamins and minerals to thrive, plants require nutrients. These nutrients can be broken down into three major groups: Primary, Secondary, and Trace. Primary nutrients are Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. They are considered primary because they are the most essential to the plants health. Without enough primary nutrients, secondary and trace nutrients have little to no impact on the plant. Primary nutrients are frequently referred to as … Continue reading The Nutrient Cycle