Category Archives: Tomatoes

New Vegetable Varieties for 2017 Shrinking

Judging by the new vegetable varieties being offered this year, gardens are shrinking. More varieties are being marketed for patios, pots and raised beds. Everything from tiny eggplant to mini-squash…

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When Can I Plant Tomatoes?

One of the most common questions we hear from northern gardeners in the spring is: When can I plant tomatoes? Our advice is: Don’t rush it. The University of Minnesota…

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What’s New in Vegetables for 2016

A pea is a pea is a pea, and lettuce would taste as crunchy by any other name. Apologies to both Gertrude Stein and William Shakespeare, but in the gardening…

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Tomato Recipe Round Up

With tomatoes ripening on the vine everyday, it is the perfect time of year to experiment with fresh tomato recipes. Whether you feel like making a delicious salsa, appetizer, salad…

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What Is Wrong with My Tomatoes?

Like a lot of northern gardeners, my tomatoes were looking fantastic up until about a week ago. The plants were large, flowers and fruit plentiful and everything looking green and…

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Join Us for the MSHS Open House Saturday!

The weather forecasts call for a beautiful day on Saturday, June 13, perfect for spending the morning at our MSHS Open House at 2705 Lincoln Drive in Roseville. Then, stay…

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Epic Tomatoes: Book Review and Giveaway!

This review originally appeared in the March/April 2015 issue of Northern Gardener magazine. With Epic Tomatoes, How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time (Storey Publishing, 2015),…

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The Seed Catalogs Have Arrived!

On a day when the high temperatures here in Minnesota will likely not get about minus-15 and the wind is making the garden look like an Arctic landscape, seed catalogs…

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