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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tomatoes 2011

It is that magic time again - tomato planting season!
We chose to buy starts this year instead of starting our own plants.  It has been another cold spring here, so I don't think we missed out too much by not starting months ago, as we might have done during another year.

I've added some new varieties to the mix.  So far I have planted:
(3) Health Kick
(3) Amish Paste
(3) San Marzano
(2) Stupice
(2) Oregon Spring
(1) Siberian

The last three varieties are supposed to be very cold tolerant. Not being cynical, just hedging my bet.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What the?!

Yes, I have experienced the time warp known as.... parenthood.
A few things in my life, such as this blog and my desperate need for a haircut, have been ignored over the past 8 months.

What has happened since I last posted? Well, last year ended up being dismal for gardeners here in the northwest.  It was a cold and wet spring followed by a fairly cold summer.  Somehow we managed to be one of the few success stories in backyard gardening and did harvest at least 70 pounds of tomatoes.  Our backyard is very protected from any cold winds, and I think this helped quite a bit. I felt so sorry for any new gardeners who were just starting out last year, and hope they weren't too discouraged to try again.