Tag Archives: Tomato

Sicilian Saucer Tomato

Every year I experiment with at least one new tomato variety.  In 2013 it was only one variety because I was in the midst of building my new greenhouse and pressed for space and time to garden! I chose the … Continue reading

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In the Greenhouse

The day we glazed the greenhouse I was so excited that within minutes of finishing (literally!) I jumped into my truck and headed to Brymik Earthworks for a load of fish compost. Before the end of the day we had … Continue reading

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Tomato Ripening Tips

    Well here we go again!  Autumn is descending and my tomato plants are loaded with unripe fruit.  Every year a certain percentage of my crop goes to waste when the wet, cold weather comes and this year looks … Continue reading

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The Coldest June On Record?

Halfway through what may be the coldest June on record, my garden has stalled.  Well, not everything; my cabbage, broccoli, radish and other cool weather crops are very happy and lush with all the liquid sunshine they’ve had. I’m pretty … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos

I know this is supposed to be a gardening blog, and I try to limit myself to posting recipes that are composed largely of produce from my garden, but I can’t resist sharing this recipe for fish tacos.  They are … Continue reading

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Tomato Soup

The other day I found a recipe online for Garlicky Tomato Soup that looked like it would be really tasty.  So I adapted it to the ingredients I had on hand, and came up with this version of Tomato Soup. … Continue reading

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Update on Tomatoes and Red Plastic Mulch

Earlier this year I launched a highly unscientific experiment to assess whether red plastic mulch would be beneficial to my tomato plants. You can read about it in my post about tomatoes and red plastic mulch. The claim (by purveyors … Continue reading

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I’m almost embarrassed to write this post, but I’ve been told that this recipe is too tasty to not share.  It’s the completely lame name of this dish that I’m embarrassed about, but I came up with it, so I … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and Red Plastic Mulch

A while back I received a gift of red plastic mulch.  It’s supposed to increase yields by helping plants develop and ripen their fruit faster – something to do with reflecting a certain spectrum of light, which in turn triggers … Continue reading

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Vegetable Garden Update June 2011

The cold spring is behind us, the bite is finally gone from the air, and my garden is growing at breakneck speed; it must be June! Most of my vegetables and fruit are lush and healthy, like my peas, Potatoes, … Continue reading

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