Heirloom Tomato Plant Terms

The following is a list of tomato terms I assembled to provide you useful information while you shop for the most suitable varieties of tomatoes for your garden. Beefsteak – A type of tomato rather than a variety (although there really is a particular variety named ‘Beefsteak.’) Usually considered a large, irregular shaped tomato with solid flesh.Cotyledons – The first […]

Drying Tomatoes – Heirloom Tomato

Drying Tomatoes Sun Drying: Carefully wash and dry your tomatoes. Cut them in half lengthwise. If you decide to remove the seeds try not to remove the pulp. Use a spoon or your fingers to scoop out the seeds. To shorten the overall drying time, cut a slit in the sides of the tomatoes to facilitate air flow. Place the […]

How To Grow Tomatoes In Pots

Tomatoes are a great, nutritious, and rewarding plant that you can enjoy for many months to come – but how do you grow them? And, more importantly, how to grow tomatoes in pots? If you have a small garden or no garden at all, you can still cultivate these wonderful fruits with just a little bit of insight – and […]

How to Grow Good Tomatoes in the Garden and Greenhouse

The Tomato is highly esteemed as a delicious food when cooked or eaten raw and as a source of juice. It is known to be a source of health­ protective vitamins and because of the ease with which it can be cultivated, it is one of the most popular of home vegetable-garden crops as well as a commercial crop of […]

Plant Fritillaries this Fall

These are less common spring-flowering bulbs that you plant in the fall as you would the more common daffodils and tulips.  Their flowers come in a range of colors, and are generally bell-shaped, either in clusters or single.  Plants range from six inches to three feet or more.  Being less common, you may need to order many of the selections, […]

Growing Gorgeous Amaryllis Indoors

Amaryllis Amaryllis flowers are gorgeous, and they come at a perfect time of year — when our (some of us) gardens are sleeping! My neighbor has had his Amaryllis for about 10 years. He showed them to me one day and I couldn’t believe my eyes! In his windowed laundry room, there stood the biggest Amaryllis bulbs, flowers and leaves […]

Garden Plan, Versatile Corner

A Garden Corner flower plan Turn a corner into a beautiful perennial display with the colorful plants Spring Hill has selected for this versatile Corner Garden. While the diagram shows a garden designed to fit into an 8′ x 12′ area, the 14 plants can be arranged in a number of different ways in any area of approximately 96 sq. […]

Seed Starting Tips

Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   :: Construction Tips  :: Garden Tips  :: Articles The joys of starting your own seeds are many — earlier harvests, greater variety, healthier seedlings, cost savings, and the fun of watching plants grow! Sowing Seeds Soak seeds in hot water overnight to speed germination. Seeding in pot-paks and/or flats is […]

Simple Garden Plan for a Corner Garden

Simple Garden Plan for a Corner Garden Every landscape has a corner which can be turned into a beautiful perennial display with the colorful plants selected for this Versatile Corner Garden. While the diagram is designed to fit in an 8′ x 8′ area, the 14 plants can be arranged on a corner or a home or in dozens of […]

Garden, Easy-Care Shade Plan

Easy-Care Shade Gardening Plan There is no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy the color and beauty of gorgeous perennials in areas where beds are shaded from the sun. There are many delightful varieties of shade-loving perennials which can be combined to create beds of elegance and charm, provide a long season of floral beauty, and yet won’t require constant care. […]