Monday, December 2, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
I am just now getting into the large tomatoes. I never liked tomatoes as a kid, but slowly I am developing more and more of a taste for them. I started with sungolds, those sweet candy-like bites, usually mixed in with something, never plain. After a bit I worked up to really tasting a tomato on its own, and now I appreciate the full flavors of a homegrown tomato. I still won't eat them like an apple, but I think I have made real progress.
When I order my cherry tomato seeds, the company usually has a bonus seed packet that is included, so that is how I got two packets of heirloom tomato seed without picking them out for myself. Early Girls were the only slicing tomato I had grown before, but I knew I wanted to try other flavors so I started with what I had. You can see my tomato plant map here.
I grew Martino's Roma Tomato for a paste tomato and while the fruit was fine, I was frusterated with the vines. They were hard to keep off the ground and they broke easily. I would like to find an indeterminate roma for next year.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I have been saving all kinds of seeds this year, and while I don't have enough confidence to instruct you in the proper methods of seed saving, I think I have figured out a pretty handy way of organizing my seeds.
Since I have a large amount of collected seed I went one step further. I keep all my collected seeds in small zip top plastic bags I found in the beading aisle. These fit perfectly in the trading card sized pockets which let me have 9 types of seed per page instead of just 4.
I also tape my plant tags to a sheet of card stock and slip them into a regular sheet protector in the same notebook.
Posted by Evee Mahler at 6:58 PM
Friday, October 25, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Sunday was a lovely fall day with beautiful sunshine and the perfect temperature. Instead of cleaning up the garden or picking up branches, I spent an hour gathering fall colors and textures to bring inside.
Composed of rosemary, purple sage, cinnamon basil, Japanese maple, and euphorbia.
Posted by Evee Mahler at 2:53 PM