They call him the tomato whisperer Posted in: Opinions Some neighbors may think I’ve gone off the rails when they see me hitting my tomato plants with the morning paper. They could be right, but not because I beat my tomato plants. My next door neighbor is the one who suggested I use a newspaper to hit the non-producing vines on ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!