July 20 column

Here is a link to my column in today's edition of The Spokesman-Review: Knowing culprit keeps tomato problems in check. Since gardeners love to grow tomatoes, and since certain issues can crop up with them, I thought it would be helpful to talk about this today.

Hopefully your tomatoes are growing great, though, and you'll never need this information!

If you're wondering how mine are doing, I'm happy to report that we've been picking 'Sungold' cherry tomatoes and a few of the 'San Marzano' paste tomatoes. Boy, you just can't beat the taste of a homegrown tomato, can you?

This photo shows you how the beds we put in last year are doing. From left to right: corn, tomatoes and winter squash. In the foreground on the lower right is a corner of the pumpkin and melon bed. It's so exciting to see everything growing so well.

Happy gardening!