"I don't like tomatoes, but having tried yours, I've obviously been missing out!" - Ray S, Raleigh, NC
We adhere to the Permaculture principle of observing the impact of beneficial insects and weeds. One example is in our 2014 season when potato beetles started eating our young pepper and tomato plants. As weeds started to grow, we did the unthinkable, we let them grow bigger to see if any of them would be food for the potato beetles. To our surprise one of the weeds, horse nettle, was favored by the beetles before the peppers and tomatoes. Seeing this we let horse nettle grow in a controlled manner to keep the beetles from devouring our crops.