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5 Sep 2016

VIRGINIA SWEETS TOMATO

Posted by JW. 1 Comment

FIRST TIME GROWING VIRGINIA SWEETS TOMATO

Could not have picked a worst year to try some new tomato varieties.  Mother Nature is not supplying enough water neither is our well.  We have had to select what gets watered and what does not, Virginia Sweets got high on the list.  So far we have only eaten one and it was absolutely delicious nice and sweet but tomato tasting.  We have the one in the photos ready to consume and we will this evening, will add a photo of it sliced up for consumption.  Started out with 18 tomato plants, some critter ate 6 of them and somehow without a lot of water 5 are still surviving. one of them is the Virginia Sweets. Looks like we are not going to get much if any rain. Garden chores for this week will include watering the tomato plants and other selected choices.

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I AM DELICIOUS All cut up on the cutting Board.

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5 inches in diameter.

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I am delicious.

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So heavy I fell off the vine.

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MORE COMING in a few days.

 

We are seeing the effects of the dry hot weather. Some trees and shrubs are shutting down others just are not doing well.  Was not able to do a lot of work in the gardens this summer. Now that I am able too late for some of the plants. Lots of clean up and adding mulch, compost, new beds.

That’s it for this post. Time to work in the gardens.  See you next time.

4 Mar 2016

GARDEN PHOTOS FROM THE PAST 2

Posted by JW. 3 Comments

OTHER GARDEN PHOTOS FROM THE PAST

As I look around the garden for photos to post I keep finding some that best be grouped and shown together in the same post.  Will try some in the next posts.  It is very enjoyable to look through the pictures and remember when and where that was. Sometimes I am saying to myself is that our garden or did we grow that.

IMG_3151Installing a frog bubbler Aug. 2009. It is still going strong and has been in several locations around the garden. Birds come and drink from the bubbling frogs mouth. This is one of three water features in the garden.  I have never seen any Deer or turkeys drinking from them but the telltale signs are there.
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IMG_0566Peach color Iris. Was not with us too long I think only 2 years. Iris beds are due for upgrading this summer. Will dig out the old beds and create some new ones.
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img_0001The start of a new garden. Newspaper with horse manure then compost and loam. This garden is now enclosed with a stone border and has a pergola where the blue canvas is in the photo. I will find and post some other photos showing the present garden.
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100_3830Bee enjoying the sunflower. We like to grow lots of flowers that attract the pollinators and Butterflies.
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That’s it for this post, have a great day.