Wholesale Gardener's Delight is a new book that promises to teach gardeners about everything they need to know about growing healthy and productive tomatoes. In this book, the author, Karen Pryor, talks about why some varieties of tomatoes tend to be easier to grow than others, about the best types of soil for growing them, and about how much water a plant needs. It's a great little book with lots of practical tips. The main focus of the book is on three different varieties of tomato fruit: the familiar Habanero, the larger hybrid tomato, and the smaller Panaman cherry tomato. Each has its own distinct characteristics, but all are easy to grow if you have the soil and the sun to spare.
My favorite part of the book is when the author talks about why some varieties of tomatoes are more difficult to grow than others. For example, the Habanero tomato tends to grow slowly and stay small. To get it to grow properly, the gardener must use compost and manure in large amounts. The problem is that this tends to attract ants and other pests. The book talks about the slow-growing habit of Habaneros, as well as the fact that planting them too close together can make them spoil. The author also mentions that keeping a tomato plant near a building can be problematic, but that she has had great success with her tomato seeds indoors in a greenhouse.
In addition to all that, the book discusses why some varieties of tomato seeds are better than others. For example, it talks about why Tillers are better than digging in order to plant seeds - by paying more attention, gardeners can keep seeds from getting into the ground. Seed starting plants are also encouraged because they are easier to care for. The author also mentions that some varieties of tomatoes can be eaten right off the vine without any cooking, such as the larger hybrid variety. These are interesting discussions that go along way in answering the question posed at the beginning of this article - "Why Should I Buy Wholesale Gardeners Delight Tomato Seeds?"
There are several things to like about this book, from the fact that it is available at a very reasonable price. In fact, the price of most seeds is high enough that even the most ardent gardener can probably afford to get their hands on a few boxes. Another good thing about this collection is that the author is very encouraging about the value of the seeds. After all, who wants to spend a lot of money growing something that will only keep getting lost in a corner of a drawer? Most wholesale tomato gardeners are happy with the price of the starter plants found here, and they continue to grow using these same seeds.
One issue that did come up in some reviews of Wholesale Gardener's Displeasure was the fact that some of the seeds were not viable for eating right away. This does not happen in all cases, but the fact remains that some of the varieties are just not ready for eating. The instructions for growing the tomatoes are detailed and make it clear which varieties are edible and which aren't. It is also nice to know that there are many recipes available for the growing and preparing of these seeds. In short, everyone who grows tomato plants will have something delicious to eat from these books.
What's also good is that the book comes with a very generous amount of seeds. This means that one doesn't have to buy an unusually large number just to start off with. Also, the price of the seeds is lower than most gardening retailers would charge. If you plan on planting more than one plant of tomatoes, then this is a great deal. There are also helpful suggestions on where to place the plants and how to care for them properly.
It's clear from reading through the book that Gardening for Gardeners was written by a true gardener. While there are instructions about which tools to buy and other suggestions, the bulk of the book is dedicated to showing gardeners how to create and maintain their own gardens. Even those who have little experience with this type of gardening love reading through the step-by-step instructions. It can be tedious work at times, but it's well worth it when you see those wonderful tomatoes. Some of the recipes that are provided are particularly nice.
If you're looking for a terrific resource for seeds and tips for starting your own garden, then this book is perfect. It is informative, easy to read, and full of wonderful suggestions. Anyone will enjoy Gardening for Gardener: A Passionate Compilation of Garden Ideas, Techniques, and Tips.