Friday, October 29, 2010


Trisha Shirey on Central Texas Gardener talks about the caring for tomatoes in your garden.  She covers everything from blossom end rot to bug damage.  The information she shares answered quite a few questions I had on my tomatoes (so happy I got some this year).  Take a look.



  1. Good primer info. I like this recipe for a foliar spray against fungal diseases and pests:

    Boil in a spray bottle's worth of water a handful of cloves, 2 cloves of freshly chopped garlic, and 1-2 habanero peppers (also chopped). Let it simmer for about 20 min, allow to cool then strain into your spray bottle. Top off with neem oil. Spray on afflicted plant from all angles. Avoid inhaling or even standing downwind of this while spraying- it smells great but really burns if it gets in you. It's basically pepper spray, but it WORKS.

  2. Thanks Paul for the recipe. I will surely try that. I currently use BT for hornworms, but that is about it as I am TRYING to be organic. How long does the pepper spray last in a bottle, is it a make it and then use it right away kind of deal.



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