Archives for "August, 2010"
I took our neighbor a couple of tomatoes the other day. I didn’t know she gardened, but I saw a few tomato plants when I went over. They were still very green, so maybe mine ripened faster. She said she gardened in the back as well, and that must be the truth! Her great-grandson brought [...]
Not only because I harvested these on Tuesday: and these today: but because it’s our 5th anniversary! That’s right – 5 years ago today, we began our most incredible journey together. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long, but then again it’s hard to believe it’s only been that long. Either way, it’s wonderful. [...]
This one shall contain a non-gardening update. Here are last night’s tomatoes. The cherry tomatoes, although out of focus, are doing great obviously. However, if I could figure out what to do about the crazy splits in my big tomatoes, I would be so happy! We had the same problem last year. I’ve read it’s [...]
My first regular tomato is here! This is the Azoychka variety. In other food news, last week I went to the u-pick strawberry farm on a whim on my day off. I picked 4 quarts of strawberries and a few raspberries. A couple of friends and I went on the last day of the early [...]
When I got home yesterday, it looked stormy. That’s nothing new, because it looks stormy often, but it never rains. I didn’t think much about it until it started pouring…and then the hail came! Joel and I had been quite nervous about hailstorms after we first started our garden, knowing that any amount of hail [...]
It’s maybe a touch embarrassing since we weren’t out of town, but somehow we missed this baby in our garden: Zucchini is terrible when it’s so huge, but I guess we’ll always miss a couple. On another note, I keep picking the cucumbers smaller and smaller. They have continued to be very seedy, and occasionally [...]