How to Manage Overgrown Tomatoes

Do as I say, not as I do. This is what happens when pruning your tomatoes is just not a thing during a super busy spring and summer. All is not lost! With some light pruning now and some more aggressive pruning in a few weeks, I still think I’m going to have a pretty awesome harvest.

Fall Veggie Gardening in the Treasure Valley

Fall is my favorite gardening season. As the temperatures cool, veggies we may have struggled with during an unpredictable spring, become much easier to grow.
We will be covering how and what to grow in cool Fall months, to maximize harvest this year. Including site selection, appropriate plants and season extension techniques.
Free Class. Class size limited to 30 attendees. Please call 208-389-4769 to reserve your spot!
Class will also be Live Streamed on Facebook!

Fall Veggie Gardening in the Treasure Valley

Fall is my favorite gardening season. As the temperatures cool, veggies we may have struggled with during an unpredictable spring, become much easier to grow.
We will be covering how and what to grow in cool Fall months, to maximize harvest this year. Including site selection, appropriate plants and season extension techniques.
Free Class. Class size limited to 30 attendees. Please call 208-389-4769 to reserve your spot!
Class will also be Live Streamed on Facebook!

Why Won’t My Green Tomatoes Turn Color?

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Frustrates your tomatoes dont seem to be turning color? It’ts the heat! Find tomatoes that are finished growing and ready to turn, pick them and bring them inside and see what happens! #tomato #tomatohacks #tomatotips #ripetomatoes #gardenhacks #gardentok #northendorganicnursery #shoplocal

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Tomatoes not ripening on the vine?

Lindsay, owner of North End Organic Nursery, explains the process required for tomatoes to turn from green to red.

She also offers a surprising tip for ripening tomatoes that have already begun to change color.

Shaking Tomatoes For Better Fruit Set

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Hot temperatures often mean poor fruit set. Do this simple thing every day to keep your plants producing! #northendorganicnursery #tomato #tomatoes #gardening #gardentok #gardenhack #shakeyourplants

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Are your tomato plants refusing to set fruit?

Lindsay, owner of North End Organic Nursery in Garden City Idaho, explains the pollination process required for tomato flowers to produce fruit. She also offers tips for getting the most fruit possible from your tomato plants.

It’s so easy!

Celebrate Pollinators!

Celebrate pollinators of all kinds with us at NEON! This interactive event is designed to be a fun way to both educate ourselves about our critical role in pollinator health, as well as celebrate all the cool things we can do to make a difference daily!

All ages scavenger hunt with prizes, as well as educational booths.

Build your own Mason bee house with The ReUse Market, then create your own native flower seed “bomb” to spread pollinator fodder throughout our urbanscapes.
Free event, grab your friends and family and head on down to enjoy all the activities!

Growing Great Garlic: Spring Edition

If you planted garlic this fall, I am sure it’s up and looking great right now!

Lindsay, owner of North End Organic Nursery in Garden City Idaho, explains some of the things that can be done to make sure you produce large fragrant heads of garlic for all of your fall meals.

Garlic should likely be ready to harvest in July!!

Get to Know: Hill Marmande

Get to know tomatoes!!

Today’s featured variety: Hill Marmande

Certified organic plants available at NEON, grown from seed from Snake River Seed Cooperative!

Meaty French heirloom tomato with excellent eating qualities. Superb slicer.

This is a selection of the famous French heirloom market variety done by discerning grower Kristi Appelhans. Fruits produce heavy yields of hearty, meaty fruits excellent for slicing. On the earlier side for a medium-large slicer, and mighty pretty to boot!

Get to Know: Aunt Ruby’s German Green

Get to know tomatoes!

Today’s featured variety: Aunt Ruby’s German Green

No, I know many people have an aversion to green tomatoes because they look unripe, and they fear they will not know when to harvest them… But don’t worry, it’s not that tricky. Most green tomatoes don’t stay completely green, they will turn hues of Golden and pink.

“The biggest surprise I’ve ever experienced in tomatoes,” said the late Chuck Wyatt, vintage tomato collector. Until you try it, you won’t believe a green tomato could be this good. I rate it second only to Brandywine for flavor and it is on just about everyone’s top-ten list. Oblate 12–16 oz fruits blush lightly yellow and develop an amber-pink tinge on the blossom end when ripe. Don’t allow them to get too soft before picking. The green flesh of this beefsteak is faintly marbled with pink. Flavor sweet and tart, rich and spicy.

(85 days) Open-pollinated. Indeterminate.