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Growing on the High Plains: Time for Tomatoes


Today's edition of Growing on the High Plains will praise the mighty "love apple," also known as the "wolf peach"—though you and I know them as plump, juicy tomatoes.

Let's talk tomatoes! Listen in today to hear more about growth patters of the two types of tomatoes: indeterminate vs. determinate. Plus, I'll offer some tips for pruning the stems to boost flavor in this vegetable-like fruit.

Years ago Skip Mancini left the rocky coast of Northern California to return to her roots in the heartland. Her San Francisco friends, concerned over her decision to live in a desolate flatland best known for a Hollywood tornado, were afraid she would wither and die on the vine. With pioneer spirit, Skip planted a garden. She began to learn about growing not only flowers and vegetables, but hearts and minds. If you agree that the prairie is a special place, we think you'll enjoy her weekly sojourns into Growing on the High Plains.