tomatoes

Old is new again

New seeds and plants for 2020 are twists on past favorites We want bigger tomatoes, smaller pumpkins and old-fashioned flowers in modern hues. But a…


Sad tomato

It’s a mixed bag for growers of heirloom varieties This was a tough summer in the Big Tomato. For many growers, Sacramento’s favorite crop struggled….


Smart, not lazy

Organic gardening pioneer says planning pays off When it comes to gardening, Robert Kourik sees value in being lazy. Take a step back, sit down…


Hot tomato

Sacramento has the sun and heat tomato plants crave. But how much is too much? Sacramento loves tomatoes. The feeling is mutual. Any Sacramentan with…