I have the feeling I'm diving into the deep end, and I can't swim as this my first attempt at a blog. Thank goodness for the spell checker, as a new member to Homegrown I'm happy to take this opportunity to introduce myself I immigrated to Canada from Scotland with my wife and daughter in 1966 and being an electrician had no trouble getting a job and to make a long story short I retired 36 years later. Thats when I got this urge to grow stuff I started with the easy crops like potatoes,radishes, carrots,lettuces,and the likes. this all seemed very strange when I considered my childhood was spent in the concrete jungle that was the tenement housing of the Gorbles district of Glasgow.
After a few years of the easy crops I moved up to tomatoes,thats when I found out there was more to dropping a few seed in the ground and hopping for the best. At first every thing was fine the plants grew big and strong, tomatoes formed and then just about the time I was about to try one, the black spot started to appear on the bottom of the fruit, or is it a veg. My neighbor on close inspection declared it was the blight. For the next few years I grew blighty tomatoes, and then I gave up.I know there is someone out there that could tell me what I did wrong and if you tell me the secret I will show a nice crop in a blog around September 2012 Norm.