Manchester, MA, US

gardening interests: Composting, Container Gardening, Cooking, Culinary Herbs, Edible Landscaping, Fruits and Berries, Gardening with Kids, Livestock, Organic Gardening, Ornamental Gardening, Sustainable Living, Vegetables

Member Since: 04/24/2009

recent comments

Re: The Benefits of Growing Potatoes in Containers

I have been growing tomatoes in Smart Pots for several years. They work great! I have a pretty good sized vegetable garden but can't rotate my crops well enough if I include potatoes in the mix. The bag gives me another spot to grow them and I just put the soil in another part of the ornamental garden after harvest.

Re: The Road to Healthy, Productive Tomatoes

Just want to mention the importance of calcium to tomato health. It is very important to help prevent blossom end rot and cracking on the crown. Also helps prevent other diseases by building strong cell walls.

Dolomitic lime can help and there are natural products that deliver calcium to the plant by foliar spraying.