At least we’re not at Mom’s
March 30, 2008, 4:23 pm
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HereTalked to Mom up in NH today. Told her that the daffodils were coming up.  She was jealous.

 She’s not sure if she’ll see hers before July 4th.There

The forsycthia should be open tomorrow or the next day.


First In
March 29, 2008, 7:05 pm
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Planted first seeds outside today.   Lettuce and beets.  3 types of beets.  Beets are this year’s “experimental” veg.  Each year I try to grow something new.  Usually I fail miserably.  We’ve tried eggplant, broccoli, artichokes, and maybe had one serving of whatever we were trying to grow.  We’ve tried melons of various types and never once actually eaten a melon grown in our garden.  We had modest success with brussels sprouts.  We have high hopes for beets.   Last year I “discovered” one could plant beets in late summer and decided to try, figuring I’d scoop up some marked down seeds at the hardware store.  No luck there or a couple of other places.  Apparently beets sell out.

Almost over!
March 29, 2008, 10:37 am
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Gentlemen, start your plastic!The plastic has been on the beds for about a month.   First planting will happen this weekend.  Boy, am I ready for spring.

Why we do it
March 29, 2008, 8:53 am
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The picture says it all.  August 2005.

 I’ve decided that the year can be broken down like this:

  • 3 months of good skiing
  • 3 months of good tomatoes
  • 6 months of crap, waiting for one of the “good” seasons to begin.

Since I’m an average skiier but like to think of myself an above average tomato grower, this blog will focus on tomatoes and other goodies from the garden; AND what I do with said goodies once they make it into my kitchen.