The main topic of today’s podcast is about identifying common problems with tomato plants and organic ways to fix the problems. This is a question I get asked often and I see being asked all over social media, “what’s going on with my tomato plant?”and I have to say it’s a good question because in the many years I have been growing tomatoes I’ve discovered they are a fickle plant and at one time or another i’ve had about every problem with them.
Mulch can be one of the greatest assets available for your garden, it can be used in the garden beds to suppress weeds and to create wonderful rich soil with tons of nutrients for your plants. It is also great to use in your garden pathways and around trees and shrubs. I also like to use it just to add more curb appeal to my landscaping by putting it around my house and sidewalks in shady areas where not much will grow. All in all mulch is a wonderful resource to have but where do you get an abundance of it without breaking the bank?
On today’s podcast I discuss 4 “invasive weeds” I allow to grow in my garden and why.
On today’s daily blog post I share a video tour of our garden trellises, how to make zucchini chips and how I fight tomato blight.
“It will not be doubted that with reference either to individual or national welfare, agriculture is of primary importance.” – President George Washington
“A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.” — Liberty Hyde Bailey
“Organic farming appealed to me because it involved searching for and discovering nature’s pathways, as opposed to the formulaic approach of chemical farming. The appeal of organic farming is boundless; this mountain has no top, this river has no end.” – Eliot Coleman