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The Quest for Tomato Self-sufficiency

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The garden continues to produce tomatoes at an unheralded pace. I am expecting three more Cherokee Purples in the next few days and I’ve been adding four or five of the little cherry tomatoes to almost every meal I’ve eaten this week. … Continue reading

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