Tomato Jim: Preparing For Spring Tomatoes

It is never too early to start planning for next Spring’s tomato season! Since my tomato-growing containers are clean and dry,  I like to add new soil and fertilizer now so it can sit and compost over the winter.  I filled the containers about ¾ full with a...

Tomato Jim – After The Harvest

It is November, and our growing season here in Flagstaff is over.  Now is the best time to get my tomato-growing containers ready for next spring.  Tomato diseases can remain in the soil for up to three years, re-infecting new plants, so it is best to change out the...

Tomato Jim's Final Tomato Harvest

My tomato growing season in the high country has come to an end. Flagstaff received its first frost this year on September 23 (31 degrees.)  I knew it was coming so I covered the tomatoes with towels and a heavy blanket.  The plants came through the cold night without...

Tomato Jim's Flagstaff, Arizona Tomatoes

In Flagstaff I have been picking ripe tomatoes nearly every day.  The “Kellogs Breakfast” and “Black Carbon” have been the most numerous lately.  The “Stupice” have slowed down.  The “Cherokee Green” has numerous fruit on the plant, but none have ripened yet. Plants...

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