Thursday, August 20, 2009

Aptly Named

Joyce and I have decided that this tomato has earned a place(or five) in next years garden. It's called Gold Medal but I think it looks like a sunset, very pretty inside and they're huge and taste great.

We have a Winner!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

August Seedlings

Waltham Butternut Squash...

(kind of need to weed this bed)

...Provider Beans...

...and Big Max Pumpkin

Thursday, August 13, 2009

August Plantings

This weekend I'll try to post pics of the plants already coming up, but these are the beds we did a second planting of ....

...Provider Green Beans....

...Butternut Squash...

...and Big Max Pumpkin.

This is a bit of an experiment as we don't usually bother with more than one 'crop' in the summer. But fall plantings are months away and it seemed a waste to leave these beds empty. I'm sure the beans will be successful (if the pill bugs don't eat them all) and we've had good luck with this particular squash. As for pumpkins... since the first crop was so sickly and unproductive, I amended with plenty of compost this time around.
Now we'll just have to wait and see.

Friday, August 7, 2009

That is one BIG tomato!

And there were actually 2 of them! I wrote a couple posts this week on what we are doing with all our lovely tomatoes from this garden and from our home garden. For the first time ever...I made tomato sauce and for the first time in a non-electric dehydrator I made sun-dried tomatoes.....Go see!