Just a reminder that Hattie’s Garden will be holding a plant sale tomorrow, April 27, between 12 and 3.
We will have tomato and pepper plants as well as a few herbs.
Time to get growing in that garden!
Two Secret Tomatoes
About Grafted Tomatoes
Grafted tomatoes are quite different from the average, regular tomato. Grafting is simply taking the top (scion) of any tomato variety seedling that is the same stem size as the rootstock, and attaching it to a specialized hybrid rootstock grown specifically for its vigor and disease resistance.
This process is time-consuming and tricky and these plants are more expensive than regular tomato plants, but will reward you with wonderful fruit true to the scion portion of the plant. Hattie’s Garden is offering them for $6 per plant–actually a very good price for a grafted tomato plant.
Did you know that cherry tomatoes will produce sooner than larger tomatoes? Cherry tomatoes will also thrive when temperatures are cooler than they will be in mid-summer.
Some of our favorites include SunGold Cherry tomatoes. Have you tried them? Anyone can grow these wonderful resilient early producing plants. SunGolds are ready before any other tomato in the garden and will produce for you over the entire season. We have several dozen SunGolds ready to go in the ground–large and healthy–you’ll have great tasting cherry tomatoes by the end of June!
Another nice “cherry” tomato is our Lucia Grape. This small sweet grape has a thinner skin than most grape tomatoes you may be familiar with, a wonderful flavor and are much nicer to use as salad grape tomatoes. No need to slice them in half to avoid them exploding all over the dining room table when you bite into them!
Hattie’s Garden also has a good assortment of hybrid tomatoes for those of you who want a good tasting tomato with some disease resistance. Unlike farmers who must grow hybrids for shipping durability and long shelf life, our hybrids are grown for flavor. And of course, we have plenty of heirlooms too!
Some of the hardier herbs are ready and lots more to come soon.
Most flowers will be ready within the next two weeks.
Hattie will be there to answer any of your gardening questions. And of course, please feel welcome to e-mail Hattie if that is more convenient.
See you tomorrow!