Archive for July, 2009

Brandywine Tomato

Pure goodness

Pure goodness

Yippee! The tomatoes are here. Actually, we were able to give tomatoes 2 weeks earlier than we have in the past. The plants are tall and producing well. Mel’s Mix, SFG? Looks to be working pretty good. Our peppers have never been bigger and many of the tomatoes are over a pound each. Needless to say, we’re pretty happy with the results. Everything isn’t a bed of roses though, we still have to get the watering down. Some beds get too much and some not enough. It really depends on the plants needs, and if we would think ahead, we could probably plan and plant for that, but we don’t so we end up hand watering a little. Which is really Ok, because it gives us the opportunity to listen and look at the plants; see how they are doing. If everything was automated, we probably wouldn’t spend the time that we should. Plus, it’s so nice to be in amongst the plants. It’s kinda like a jungle now and I love it when the garden grows tall and wide and I have to duck and step over everything. It makes it a little harder for picking, but it’s an accomplishment.

Sharing #3 – Julie & Edna

Julie & Edna's SFGNumber 3 in our SFG garden sharing: Julie and Edna’s garden. They helped make soil at our volunteer day, and gained confidence and know-how on how to mix Mel’s Mix. They went right home, made the soil, filled the beds and planted. Now they are enjoying the bounty. Callie-dog likes it too.