From there, Todd shares with us the differences between determinate tomatoes and indeterminate tomatoes and when you should choose which type and why. He also cuts open a really cool variety of tomato called the cosmic eclipse to give everyone a look at a really neat tomato variety that you can be growing right now.
About this week's guest on the Vegetable Gardening Show, Todd Heft
I grow in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, United States, which rests where the Lehigh and Delaware rivers meet, about 70 miles northeast of Philadelphia and 80 miles west of New York City (just so you have an idea). I also spend a great deal of time photographing whatever I find interesting. Many of the photos which accompany my posts were shot by me and Iíve created a section with my best photos of vegetable and flower gardens.
In my home vegetable garden I grow as much food as possible. Any year my raised beds might include sweet corn , beans, tomatoes, basil, sweet peppers, parsley, carrots, potatoes, spinach, thyme, cucumbers, mint, melons, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, oregano, brussels sprouts, stevia and asparagus. I also find myself continuously expanding my flower garden . I mean, if thereís a sale at the garden center on a cool plant, I need to find a place for it, right? My wife claims I have ďa plant problemĒ and she may be right.
Iím not formally schooled in horticulture or botany, but I started gardening when I was in elementary (primary) school, alongside my mother and grandmother. There were more than a handful of farmers in our family until my generation, so Iím pretty sure that growing things runs in my blood. As many gardeners will attest, Iíve learned from my failures and by listening to the advice of more experienced gardeners. We gardeners like nothing more than sharing.