Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I really like this quote, it puts some of what I feel in my garden into words. When I was going back through some of my photos from this summer, this one seemed the perfect candidate to showcase a quote.
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.