Category Archives: tomatoes

garden hustle plus

Suddenly we’re having 40+ degree nights – even though our last official frost date is May 19 – and daytime temps are pushing 80! Its chili making time, cooking beans in the solar oven to free up the kitchen stove.  … Continue reading

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plant before frost date

Officially, our last frost date is May 15th.  But the weather channel says we can expect our last frost date this year sometime between March 15th and April 15th.  Unfortunately, will be out of town this weekend.  will have to … Continue reading

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getting started

Finally, got the greenhouse cleaned up, pretty much got all the covers up, and got seeds stuck into dirt. Grow bags on the north wall, far right with seedling potatoes, middle and left bags waiting.  Later in the afternoon, planted … Continue reading

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rehydrating soup

Finally tried some of the potato leek soup I’d made a few months ago, and dried.  It rehydrated fine, but was bland.  The bland had to do with how it was made, as I usually create a plain base and … Continue reading

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beans and bees

Christmas means a ham, which then means bean and ham soup.  This year managed 10 quarts.  Did both regular canning as well as experimenting with the Tattler lids.  Ultimately, 2 quarts ended up not sealing, and those I dehydrated.  The … Continue reading

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update

Its mid-September, the garden is still producing, AND still sucking up water cause its still HOT, but the plants know the seasons. Water barrels (3000) gallons of them, empty.  Green beans going immediately to seed, peppers ripening, tomatoes ripening.  The … Continue reading

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finally!

the weather has started to cool off and now the plants are producing again.  The bush beans, planted months ago, grew plant wise – which has turned out to be great – and are now yielding lots of green beans.   … Continue reading

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