The best and biggest surprise(s)- Black Krim the clear winner in the tomato adventure

Despite the weather issues, despite the fungus, despite being both crazy busy and having nothing to do except water and moan about bugs... and the whole pandemic thing- the tomato haul so far is intense. I've already been gushing about the Spike- and that was a real dark horse in terms of yields, if not … Continue reading The best and biggest surprise(s)- Black Krim the clear winner in the tomato adventure

Tomato pre-triumphs- or the only reason I’m not cursing the heatwave

The tomatoes this year are really turning out to have been a good investment in time. The first tomato- the wildly early one- was rather unwisely put in a large pot. I have found that while potted tomatoes bear fine- they tend to be extra buggy and nasty. The Petaluma hill purple is no exception- … Continue reading Tomato pre-triumphs- or the only reason I’m not cursing the heatwave

Somethings come out of the greenhouse, somethings go into the greenhouse, somethings go in a bed- it’s busy here

The back row of my big seedling starter had komatsuna in it which was a bad idea. Hench the empty rows. Did you know that seedlings can themselves go to seed? Well komatsuna can. Turns out planting them in the fall isn't a guideline, it's a rule. Oh well. But the middle row of Gai … Continue reading Somethings come out of the greenhouse, somethings go into the greenhouse, somethings go in a bed- it’s busy here