The article in this category are about only a few of the plants I have grown and that I have needed extra, and sometimes extraordinary techniques to grow successfully.
We have perennial issues with late season blight on tomatoes, so I studied ways to get tomatoes through the season. We want to preserve tomatoes so we grew Romalina from Adaptive Seeds.
A variety I have been breeding had no name but is a golden slicer. I named it TPS Golden for reasons that may become obvious. This wonder has survived severe frost, resisted late season blight, and has a will to live like no other tomato I have grown. Regarding will to live, some predator gnawed almost through the stalk of one seeding in a pot. Still it thrived, so I decided to transplant it. As I was taking it out of the pot, the stem bloke completely. Undaunted, I stuck it in the ground, watered it in. Amazingly, it continued to thrive.
This variety came from seeds labeled as TPS for true potato seeds from a local breeder. I intended to grow potatoes from true potato seeds. I transplanted the seedlings next to the potatoes. Well through the 2013 season, I realized that the single surviving plant neither looked like nor smelled like a potato. Though threatened by freezing temperature and exposed to blight fungus carried by over-wintering potatoes, it didn't succumb until it had ripened its fruit. And their rich and complex flavor is great, too.
And because I received a packet of Brandywine seeds, we have a number of those, which are large, red slicers, said to be ugly but delicious. Here's our tomato project article.