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It's not too late: This year's vegetable garden

This remarkably warm and sunny day felt more like April than February, and it made me want to start my vegetable garden. I resisted the temptation to begin sowing seedsĀ  outdoors (see below for which crops to plant in this way), but I did begin to clear out grass and weeds that are impinging on my plot in the community garden. 327 more words


2016 Garden Hits and Misses, Part II

Joys and victories are always so much more enjoyable to share and savor. But the losses–painful as they can be–are learning opportunities. My 2016 garden was not without its challenges, some of which I have not resolved. 667 more words


My Tomato Crop

During the recent “cold-down” here in west central Florida, I feared only for my one tomato plant which is loaded with Better Boy tomatoes. My custom is to check it every day, spray for insects, and feed it regularly. 161 more words

Grow great tomatoes - picked our first tomato in late Spring!

Here’s a story I think is like ‘Jack and the bean tomato stalk’: or also called an update in our experiment to grow great tomatoes. 675 more words

Food Gardens/edible Gardens

My favorite tomato for 2016!

I always plant several new varieties of tomatoes each year and the winner hands down for 2016 was:


It is a fantastic yellowish tomato with pink blush outside and inside as well. 167 more words


Joy in growing and eating early tomatoes!

Growing tomatoes so they fruit in spite of cool temperatures takes some creativity and ingenuity!

Each year we plant some tomato seedlings in early spring – 639 more words

Food Gardens/edible Gardens

10/7/16: In the garden this week

Despite the depradations of hurricane Matthew (a mere thousand miles away), our weather continues warm and sunny. No storm in sight, no hint of frost, and most likely not a good year for fall color–you need both… 686 more words