Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Rocky Mountains

July, 2004
Regional Report


The Organic Gardener's Complete Guide to Vegetables and Fruits
If you're really into organic gardening for growing fruits and vegetables, The Organic Gardener's Complete Guide to Vegetables and Fruits, from the editors of Rodale Press, is just for you. It is a comprehensive guide to growing almost any vegetable and fruit that you could want to try. It includes some practical solutions for gardening in small spaces, space-saving techniques, and some recommended varieties. The book is out of print but used copies are available on the Web.

Favorite or New Plant

Favorite Tomato Variety
When someone asks me my favorite tomato variety, I don't hesitate to recommend 'Jetstar.' My family has grown this variety for ages and it is always a dependable and prolific producer. You'll be harvesting meaty and tasty tomatoes within 72 to 75 days from transplants. It is an indeterminate variety, meaning that it keeps on producing until the first hard frost in autumn. My Italian grandmother would can these tomatoes whole and as tomato sauce and puree. You may have to find this old-fashioned variety via mail-order, since I rarely can get them locally.


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