Bill Adams – June 2022

Bill Adams – June 2022

The cool-season crops are winding down in the early summer heat wave. We’ve already had our share of broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, radishes, and garlic so we’re not unhappy that the warm season crops are off and running. This has been the best tomato year ever due...
Bill Adams – September 2021

Bill Adams – September 2021

The cold winter/spring delayed the usual summer growing season but it was great for getting tomatoes started.   I couldn’t resist trying a tomato variety called Mater Sandwich tomato this year.  It was compact, producing big tomatoes –just right for a BLT.  Momotaro...
Bill Adams – April 2021

Bill Adams – April 2021

This year’s cool season garden might not have happened if it weren’t for a request from Margaret (wonderful mother-in-law) and an article she clipped on exotic radishes.  It was just the stimulus a passionate horticulturist like me needed.  Did I get carried away and...
More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Jujubes

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Jujubes

I’ve had a lot of nicknames over the years—Chicken Bill, Tomato Bill and of late, Jujube Bill. These nicknames usually come with some regrets. The chickens ate everything in the backyard and left a lot of you-know-what. I still love tomatoes but I tend to overplant...
A Wonderful Year for Tomatoes

A Wonderful Year for Tomatoes

2020 has been a wonderful year for tomatoes. We had a March freeze that set things back a bit but all the plants in the garden recovered and throughout the spring we were blessed with the cool nights that tomatoes love. The rains were few and far between as the spring...