The problem with Spider Mites

The problem with Spider Mites

My cucumbers were doing beautifully until just a few weeks ago when the leaves started to show signs of spotting. This was a red flag that spider mites were setting up shop on the underside of the leaves and sucking the life out of the plant. I suspected spider mites...
Gray mold botrytis on tomatoes

Gray mold botrytis on tomatoes

Your greenhouse is a glorious place for tomatoes to grow. It’s warmer than outdoors. Plants are protected from wind damage. The heat of the greenhouse warms the soil so the roots are happier and the plant grows faster and more lush. There is a challenge we have...
How to buy healthy plants

How to buy healthy plants

Your best protection against a weak or diseased garden is prevention in the form of smart shopping. Start with healthy plants to give your garden the greatest chance for  success. Plants that have been allowed to wilt frequently in the hot sun are never a bargain, no...
Blossom end rot

Blossom end rot

There is no shortage of Old Wives Tales and myths around prevention of blossom end rot (BER), that disappointing disease that turns the bottom (blossom) end of the tomato fruit black and rotten. The basic issue at the heart of BER is a lack of calcium getting to the...