Tag Archives: 2012 garden

Naked in the Garden

I always grow pumpkins because we have a pumpkin carving party every year.  We have the kids of our baseball team members over late in October to carve a Jack-O’-Lantern and the adults eat & drink.  Some years I have … Continue reading

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Beans, Beans the Musical Fruit

This year I did a little bean trial.  Really that is gardener code for I planted too many varieties of beans (: 7 Bush Bean & 12 Pole Beans and 2 half runners all squashed into 2 13’x4′ beds.  A little … Continue reading

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Final (sort of) Tomato Tasting of 2012

It seems like summer just started & I am pulling out dying plants & turning beds to get ready for winter. Yuck.  The problem that I find with tomatoes & cold fall weather is that they get bland & mealy.  … Continue reading

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THIRD TOMATO TASTING 2012

What a lot of tomatoes!  Ripe a week late for the Buffalo-Niagara Taste Fest….  Oh well….  This time our daughter T also helped in the tasting! This year’s main ripening time seems to be the 1st weekend in September.  Due to the number … Continue reading

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SECOND TOMATO TASTING 2012

It is the end of August and the tomatoes are starting to ripen quickly.  Hubby has been trying to avoid the taste testing – it fills him up too much.  So tonight I am going to make a light meal … Continue reading

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A Blue Tomato

This OSU Blue tomato looks awesome in my garden! I grew 2 plants side-by-side. They have the same growth habit & fruit formations. They are standouts when wandering through the garden & get a lot of comments. Here is the … Continue reading

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FIRST TOMATO TASTING 2012

For some unknown reason my first decent harvest of the season was massive.  I ended up picking a large bucket of tomatoes this weekend, so I conned hubby into a little tomato tasting.  He thinks that I am nuts, but tends to … Continue reading

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I LOVE ZUCCHINI

I am the odd one out in our house.  Hubby & kids tolerate zucchini.  Hubby likes it when I stuff it with cheese, tomato & basil.  Kids like it when it comes in Zucchini bread form.  I just love it.  … Continue reading

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Backyard Finished!

Hubby & I have been working our asses off since March.  We have spent most weekends & evenings tearing down, rebuilding & moving things around our yard in big circles.  With some occasional help from the kids & one very kind … Continue reading

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A New Veggie Garden!

Finally after 2 1/2 months we finished (close enough to finished) the raised beds & I planted 75 tomato plants yesterday!  Whew…. Here is the plan: This is the before picture taken early April, 2012. I used to turn & … Continue reading

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