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A few tips for planting those tomatoes

In this Garden Plot, Mike McGrath show you the way.

Saturday - 05/10/2014, 03:27pm EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath,

What not to plant in the heat and how to handle brown spots

WTOP Garden Editor Mike McGrath tackles when to fertilize and plant for the most success.

Friday - 07/19/2013, 10:52am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, gardening,


Get your garden through this heat wave

Gardens are having to deal with this heat wave too, but green thumbs can do a few things to help them out.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 07:57am EDT

Tags: garden, farmers markets, Megan Cloherty, Tim Ohlwiler


Garden Plot: Grow delicious tomatoes and ward off frost damage

Garden Editor Mike McGrath has tips for protecting plants from a late spring frost, growing tomatoes and keeping lawns green.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 10:20am EDT

Tags: mulch, Mike McGrath, Garden Plot, frost


Garden Plot: Tomato plants need warm nights

Nights with temperatures in the 40s won't kill your plants as impressively as frost, but those temperatures will stunt the growth of your tomato plants.

Friday - 05/03/2013, 10:04am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, crabgrass, mulch, gardening


Dandelions, hydrangeas and tomatoes

Jan in Annapolis writes: "I have more dandelions in my lawn than anyone else in the neighborhood. They're using treatments that I'm sure aren't good for the Bay, and I'm tempted to do the same. Help!"

Friday - 04/20/2012, 10:39am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, Dandelions, hydrangeas,


What's your best tomato-growing secret?

It's tomato-growing season, and everybody has a tip for growing the biggest and tastiest tomatoes.

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 09:50am EDT

Tags: food, Mike Moss