Tag Archives: brandywine

Tale of the tomatoes

Behold a herculean effort that shall be recorded in the Farmers’ Almanac and documented by the guy’s with the green thumbs. Somehow a few of my tomato plants survived and seem to be thriving.
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Garden woes

As the threat of frost diminishes and the soil temperatures warm I’d be remiss if I didn’t update you on my garden woes.

Two weeks ago I brought home the tomato, squash and cucumber plants.  After excelling in the seed trays and then a successful transplant into the cow pots, some of the seedlings have taken a turn for the worse. All of the cucumber and squash plants have died.  And all of the Brandywine seedlings have gone the way of the compost bin as well.  I’m not sure what happened, maybe they went into shock after living the plush life in my office under the grow lamps.  I suspect I may have left them outside on a day that was too cool and windy for them. Continue reading

Time to start your seeds in growing zone 6

Like many new gardeners, knowing when to start your seeds is paramount to a successful season. To do so, you need to know your average last frost date for me in Westchester County, my magic date is April 15 or May 15 or somewhere in between. No two websites give you the same date.  I’ve picked May 7 as my planting day.  Working back from the last frost date, here are the dates I will start my seeds.

  • Krimson Lee peppers 3/14/2011
  • Carmen peppers 3/14/2011
  • Red rocket peppers 3/14/2011
  • Amazing Cauliflower 3/14/2011
  • Brandywine tomato 3/28/2011
  • Granadero tomato 3/28/2011
  • Cherokee Purple tomato 3/28/2011
  • Marble Red Onions 3/6/2011
  • Diva cucumbers 4/4/2011
  • Ridgeline Romaine 3/6/2011
  • Eight Ball Squash
  • Arcadia Broccoli 3/14/2011