The Ancaster Horticultural Society plant sale will be Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 1p.m. There will be a variety of perennials, flowering shrubs, small trees, potted peonies and loads of potted herbs. Featured this year are 400 heirloom tomato plants!
Saving seeds can be as easy as collecting and drying pepper seed, and safely packaging them. It is a bit more complicated to save tomato seed.
This year’s winner is Mighty Sweet grape tomato, a tomato with a robust flavour, crisp fleshy walls and no cracks, even after all the rain we had in July.
Grafted tomato plants will be available to home gardeners, who can then grow tomatoes with the vigour of specific rootstock and the taste of specific fruit.
Tomatoes to grow were a big part of the childhood gardens of Judith Adam. Suggestions for hybrid tomatoes and guide to tomato plant abbreviations.
Judith Adam is picky about the tomatoes she grows. In the hundreds of tomatoes in seed catalogues, it’s not easy to find dwarf tomato seeds.
Growing container dwarf vegetables requires conscientious watering if you expect good fruit quality. I use soilless mix amended with extra vermiculite.