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Tomato plants starting up a trellis. Photo: <a href="">Charles Dawley</a>, Creative Common, some rights reserved
Tomato plants starting up a trellis. Photo: Charles Dawley, Creative Common, some rights reserved

Some tomato tips before the season kicks into high gear

Even if you don't have a garden, you can grow tomatoes in a sunny spot on your front steps or patio. They're one of the most popular vegetables. But they take some tending over the growing season. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has some early season tips for keeping tomatoes healthy this summer.  Go to full article
Potato late blight lesion.  Photo: Ristaino, NC State University.
Potato late blight lesion. Photo: Ristaino, NC State University.

Late blight prevention and identification

The cloudy, rainy conditions last month were ideal for the spread of late blight spores. Late blight is a plant disease that attacks potatoes and tomatoes. It has not been confirmed in the North Country, but has been found on a tomato plant in Oneida County. Amy Ivy, horticulturist with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton and Essex Counties, says tomato and potato growers in the region should take action. There's no cure for inflected plants, but there are ways to prevent its spread.  Go to full article

A focus on tidying the flower beds

Todd Moe talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about making perennial gardens flashier, if not for this year, then for next summer. And an update on Late Blight, which has devastated tomato and potato plants around the region.  Go to full article

Late Blight found on some tomatoes and potatoes

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about concerns that Late Blight - the same devastating disease that was responsible for the Irish potato famine - is spreading through plants from bigbox and other retailers in the North Country.  Go to full article

Gardening: Summer Care for Tomatoes

If you haven't checked your tomato plants in the last 15 minutes or so, they could be getting away from you. Horticulturist Amy Ivy and Martha Foley talk about suckers, staking, cracking, blossom end rot and slow ripening.  Go to full article

Tomato Trellis Tips

Forget those cages and stakes, horticulturist Amy Ivy tells Martha Foley she uses a trellis system to keep some plants growing upright and off the ground.  Go to full article

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