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Backyard summer crop...

Returned to the vegie patch after a spell to find the tomato plants now trees and despite the inattention I must be forgiven as they continue to be generous in the summer heat (the cucumbers trying their best also!!) Always a thrill to harvest such beauties from the backyard…



Golden Sunray Tomatoes Are Ripening

Earlier this year I posted a few times that I was growing food in the Sonoran desert. Though I experienced an extremely hot summer, this one tomato plant survived! 89 more words

Great Tomato Growing Tips

Anytime you get torrential rainfall there’s always a chance your tomato plants will suffer. Since you can’t control Mother Nature, what’s the best way to keep them secure and safe? 605 more words

Organic Gardening

Traditional Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

I’ve been told that it is it possible to grow tomatoes in the springtime in Louisiana and then to plant another crop in the fall. I love ripe tomatoes and two crops a year seems like a gardener’s dream. 1,849 more words


My love affair with heirloom tomatoes

To be truly honest with you when I was growing up I’m not sure what kind of tomato we were growing. I suppose they could have been heirloom? 586 more words

Whole Food Living


Yesterday, November 2nd,  the last tomatoes were harvested!  

Even with Ashland’s early summer heat wave in late June, two months of smoke filled skies from forest fires, and an early light frost on September 22nd,  this season was the longest and most robust tomato harvest ever experienced in the Lucas garden.   325 more words

Carlotta Lucas

10/6/17: In the garden this week

I don’t know about you, but I could have done without the return of summer temperatures. A little more precipitation would be nice as well (last night rainfall was less than a quarter inch). 752 more words