Tuesday, May 29, 2007

tomatoes!

Dear friends,

It's been a while since I posted here. We've had torrential rains for days and days. The weeds are knee-high, the grasshoppers are voracious, but the plants are happy! You might remember I talked about the EarthBox I bought. I finally harvested a handful of ripe, juicy cherry tomatoes from it yesterday. I'm sold on those Earthboxes! The plants are much healthier than the ones I put out in the raised beds, and even though I have to add water to the box even when it rains, they are relatively maintenance free.

All we had to do was tie up the huge vines to the porch!

Now all I need is an extra burst of energy to haul a few loads of mulch to smother those weeds!

Dig it!

bobbi c.

2 comments:

Marc said...

torrential rains for days and days? Where do you live? We would love to have even a small shower for one day here in the midwest. I have been watering something in my garden every day. They just issued a watering restriction today though. What am I going to do?

I'm glad your tomatoes are doing well. Tomatoes are the cornerstone of any vegetable garden if you ask me!

About the Artist... said...

Hi marc,

We're in central TX right outside Austin. We've been in drought mode until recently, and now everywhere's flooding.

I certainly understand about dealing with water restrictions. The only advice I have is to MULCH MULCH MULCH!

Enjoy those tomatoes!

bobbi c.