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Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Chef"



Best feel-good movie I'm likely to see this summer ahead of "The Boxtrolls" in September.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Indigo Rose



May, 14: by far the earliest date on which I have set out tomatoes.

They're only four cherry tomato plants set out in pots but they're planted where they're meant to grow: two different red varieties (Gardener's Sweetheart, a grape, and Fox Cherry) and two Indigo Rose the fruit of which I can't wait to see for myself.

The remaining pots are cleaned and ready. Now I wait for seedlings I ordered from Lazy Ox Farm in Missouri because I just couldn't grow tomatoes without including two of my favorites, Jaune Flamme and Snow White.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

I Will Have Tomatoes In 2014!



I can't believe how my mindset has swung 180ยบ in less than a week. I can't believe I can look out back and see Stupice seedlings and a big pot of nasturtiums this morning when a week ago I'd all but given up on a garden.

I went to the farmers' market last Saturday and as I stood at the Forty Weight Coffee table talking to Andrew, I glanced at a sign in the stall next to him. It listed the varieties of tomato seedlings they were selling including Stupice!

I went back to the Thursday market and spent a good bit of time talking to Jamie (Wyllie Fox Farm) about seedlings. I came home with a flat of 18 which should be sufficient but I will be going back next week for some additional cherry tomato varieties and a striped eggplant called Listada De Gandia.

Jamie expects to have some nasturtiums in a week or so but I couldn't resist a big pot of three varieties from the only vendor who had them yesterday.