Weekend Gardening: Tomato Updates

Husky Cherry Tomatoes - Andrea Meyers

We planted our tomatoes three weeks ago and so far they are doing very well. The plants all took readily after transplanting and they’ve grown like crazy; in fact half of them are already at the top of their cages. We set 19 tomato plants and 4 tomatillo plants, then had to add more tomatillos… 

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Weekend Gardening: Early Summer

Harvesting Radishes - Andrea Meyers

Over the month of May we gradually planted all the edibles around the garden. The blueberries moved to their new location in a high spot in the yard that will allow for better drainage so the bushes don’t succumb to the spring floods, and they’ve taken well to their new home. We have early, mid,… 

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Weekend Gardening: Peppers

Royal Black Pepper - Andrea Meyers

Peppers, both hot and sweet, are a favorite for our summer garden and indoors in the winter, and this year we are growing more types than we ever have before, though we’ve had trouble with production. The cold wet spring that carried through into early June affected some of our plants, and some of the… 

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Weekend Gardening: An Unexpected Visitor

Garden Snake Tangled in Net - Andrea Meyers

This weekend our gardening chores included some weeding, routing the beans and peas so they would climb properly, adding more tomato cages, and transplanting the volunteer tomatoes and tomatillos to a spot where they would have more room. Some of our tomato plants are now two meters tall and it’s not even July yet, and… 

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Weekend Gardening Photos

Chard Sprouts - Andrea Meyers

Part of Labor Day was spent putting in the fall garden. Most of the vegetables and herbs are still growing like crazy, but we had harvested the lemon basil and most of the Genovese basil, so I had a couple of empty spots in the garden. We also started some herbs and greens in pots…. 

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Weekend Gardening Photos

San Marzano Tomatoes in Our Garden - Andrea Meyers

It’s August and the tomatoes are starting to come in. The San Marzanos are mostly still green, but we do have some that are close to being ripe. (Note: I did not have San Marzano seeds in the spring, so I purchased plants from a good local nursery that specializes in herbs and vegetables.)