If I have to see a row of houses when looking out my window, at least I can do it through a row of locally grown tomatoes on my windowsill. I’ll make it seem like I live in the country any way I can!
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2015_Day 153: A vacation from gardening
Leaving for weeklong vacation in Wisconsin tomorrow. Can’t wait to see family and friends. But I’m a little anxious about leaving the garden untended. It finally has stopped raining here in central Texas, and with sunny skies and 90s forecast for the next week, I sure hope the automatic sprinkler system works. Continue reading
2015_Day 138: Tomatoes don’t fail me now
At my former place of employment, I became the “tomato lady” about mid- to late-July. By about mid- to late-August, most of my co-workers were fairly sick of the daily dose of red. Continue reading
2015_Day 129: Super Sweet 100s thriving
A week or two ago, I wondered aloud whether the tomatoes in my garden were getting bushy enough. I’m used to Super Sweet 100 plants that are so tall and so bushy that they almost pull over the tomato cages that are supposed to be supporting them. Continue reading
2015_Day 127: There’s no place like home
While I enjoy taking trips–even if they’re for work–the best thing about them is coming home. This week’s trip to the Chicago area eas no different. It was an exhilarating three days of meeting new people, learning more about the company I work for and team building. But you know what was better? Continue reading
2015_Day 125: Will 3 days make a difference?
When I left home Monday midday, the cosmos and zinnias in my three-tier bed were full of buds, so I can’t wait to see what they’ll be like when I return from my work conference Thursday night. It would be cool to see flowers in bloom. Continue reading
2015_Day 123: Food for the tomatoes, beans, peas
Feeding a garden something other than water is new to me, but I’m giving it a try. Today, I put a mix of nitrogen, phosphate and potash in the dirt near my tomatoes, beans and peas in hopes that the tomatoes might get bushier and something — anything — might come from the beans and peas that are left. Continue reading
2015_Day 120: A red tomato in April!
2015_ Day 118: Veggies harder to grow this year
I didn’t expect growing vegetables to necessarily be easy here in central Texas. And it isn’t. Neither the peas nor beans seem to be thriving; in fact, the peas look like they’re burning up. At the same time, I’m not sure what’s wrong with the beans. Continue reading
2015_Day 117: Tomato flowers galore
Lots of splashes of yellow in the garden today. The cherry tomatoes, they are finally flowering. Continue reading