growing tomato tips: "water consistently at the same time every day." - hardware cloth for critter problems - epsom salts - banana peels -marigolds - a lot of miracle grow - eggshells and/or powdered milk for calcium
13 Tips for Growing Better Tomatoes - Remove lower leaves - Remove stems that grow between stalk and mature stem - Use mulch - Try not to water leaves - Add 1 tbsp Epsom salt per gallon of water every 2-3 weeks - Marigolds prevent nematodes - Garlic increases flavor (plant nearby or add crushed garlic to water)
Parisian Carrots (55 days)...A great little round carrot that is a nineteenth-century French heirloom. It "excels in clay or rocky soil where other carrots have problems developing properly". They say it works great for containers.