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11 08, 2020

Big Ol’ Tomaters

By |2020-08-11T13:25:20-07:00August 11th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of the pleasant surprises of the season are these Costaluto Italian heirloom tomatoes. They bear big, meaty fruit (8 - 22 ounces) in clusters of six. The plants definitely need heavy duty support because they produce 20 - 30 pounds of fruit per plant. The flavor is outstanding.

13 07, 2020

A Saucy Tomato Basket

By |2020-07-20T13:18:13-07:00July 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

When my lovely Mrs told me she was feeling saucy and left the room, "tomato" wasn't the first thing I thought of. (Married 30 years, still an optimist.) The fresh tomato sauce was good though. Here she is returning from the garden with her basket of roma, brandywine, carbon, and pink stuffers.

2 07, 2020

Full Frontal Lobe Tomato Mystery

By |2020-08-11T09:26:14-07:00July 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

Whatever kind of tomato this is, it's not a yellow pear like the note I wrote myself said (drinking and gardening is harder than it looks). I must have crossbred something. Anyone have an idea who the parents of these lobey tomatoes might be?

16 02, 2020

Getting Ready for Spring

By |2020-02-16T08:21:59-08:00February 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It's five weeks until spring and a mere days until our last overnight frost. Unlike many a previous year, the greenhouse seedlings are off to a great start. Today we'll be dividing and re-potting into larger containers so everybody will have strong roots when we finally transplant into the vegetable garden in a few weeks.

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