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Growing Tomatoes

Growing a great tomato garden is simple if you follow a few simple rules. You understand when you bite into a juicy tomato that it is largely water. Over 95% actually, and this means you can’t allow this plant to get too dry. As soon as it is too dry, it will get a condition called Blossom End Rot where the end of the tomato goes black, shrinks up and looks like a fungus has hit it. It’s a water-related problem.


This is also a temperature problem; when the spring temperatures are too cold for the pollen and the fruit isn’t properly pollinated, the fruit will abort. This is one reason we plant tomatoes when the ground is warm and there is absolutely no danger of frost or cold summer nights.




Producing small, perfect, jewel-tone flowers, these beauties open over several weeks. Spiderworts bloom freely, but seldom produce the “wow” factor of some perennials. Group them for the best impact. Provide leafy neighbors to camouflage fading foliage. Warm-climate types make dense groundcovers in Southern gardens.
Sun,Part Sun
Plant Type:
Plant Height:
6-36 inches tall, depending on variety
Plant Width:
8-36 inches wide, depending on variety
Flower Color:
White, pink, blue, violets flowers, depending on variety
Bloom Time:
Blooms spring and summer, depending on variety
Landscape Uses:
Containers,Beds & Borders,Groundcover
Special Features:
Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Winter Interest,Drought Tolerant,Tolerates Wet Soil,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow