Apr 15, 2011
I couldn't stand it any more, the tomatoes were turning the house into a jungle. The temps have been in the upper 60's during the daytime with mid to upper 50's at night so I planted almost all of them out in the beds today.
Below are the worst offenders, the Amish Paste. They've been supported with chopsticks the past 2 weeks.
Below is the Pink Brandywine bed. I have no clue what I did with these stakes LOL, all I know is that cages suck, the Florida Weave wasn't what it was cracked up to be, not sure what I'll do this year but I have to keep the dogs out of the beds until the plants get bigger. Does anyone else find that along with the need to continually try different tomato varieties comes the need to find the "perfect" tomato support? There isn't one, of course, it's a sickness :)
6 Pink Brandywine and 2 Heirloom Long Keepers
The small bed below has 3 Red Zebra tomatoes
I won't be able to save seed this year as the tomatoes are absolutely crammed in tight to make room for all of them. I definitely needed to grow more this year since hubby is not deployed this year so it's another mouth to feed, and a big one at that :)
This is also the first year I have planted in-ground tomatoes. We amended the soil a bit to break up the sand/clay that we have, but this area is also immediately next to the compost area and our peppers that were in unamended ground last year did pretty well. The below area holds 6 Hillbilly tomatoes. Once again, I know these cages won't do much but for now it keeps the dogs from trampling them.
Below, the peas are really healthy but S.L.O.W...... or maybe I am just really impatient.
Dadgum raspberries coming up all over my beds....
Below, the Brussels Sprouts bolted! Now I don't have to feel bad about yanking them to make room for the Amish Paste tomatoes, 8 of those went into this bed after I pulled this out. Pretty, though!
Spotted today... a 1962 (I think) Ford Falcon Squire Woody Wagon!
I don't care how few miles per gallon it gets, if I had this car I would drive it all the time, I'd probably sleep in it. I'd probably have to moonlight as a table dancer to get the gas money for it but hey, think of the cool road trips we'd take in it! :)
I followed it as long as I could :)
As you might have guessed, my back is feeling about 100% again, and I can breathe "a little", the pharmaceutical winner this year appears to be Astelin Nasal Spray :)