Some Stuff N' Stuff

Mostly a garden blog, and the occasional garden-inspired recipe.


Back from vacation....

....and the tomatoes came in while I was away - thanks tomatoes! Now I know - tomatoes come in 11 - 14 weeks after planting. Next year I want to get 2 Brandywine and 2 Taxi tomato plants, some Plum and some Celebrities - and no red peppers.

I probably picked about 15-20 tomatoes on the 11th week, 30 tomatoes on the 12th week, and another 50 more were picked by Tony on the 13th week. I gathered about 25 today on the 14th week (some shown above), still more to go.


Tomato Time

August heat is in full swing, and the tomatoes are lovin' it! Both my brother and father who live nearby have said the hot summer has been a blessing to the growth of their tomatoes. My dad had to rig up some kind of crazy rope contraption to keep the plants from collaping into themselves and falling over. I saw it for myself, not quiet sure how my dad will get in there to harvest! The only lament I have is the peppers. Most of the bell peppers have fallen off on their own and have a small amount of rot on the bottoms. Some even turned red but have soft spots here mand there - only part of the peppers are edible. Not so sure I'm willing to grow bell peppers again...maybe I'll try something else - like more onions and some cucumbers.

My garden as of Aug 14th:

Walking past the cosmos - well above the fence now!

Lots of blossoms - so easy to care for.

Garden long shot - bustin!

Love those cosmos, neighbors sunflowers in the background

Heirloom tomatoes - Brandywine

Cosmo couple

Cosmos dwarf the van

Some green tomatoes taking their time

Onions slow to come up

Green salsa peppers- lots to harvest

Today's bounty

Another garden shot

And another

Sage and oregano out of control

Dill gone to seed, neighbor's zinnas in the background

Suflower on the corner of Osgood/Granite streets

Yesterday's Bradywine

Yesterday's harvest - taxis too!


Rate of growth

June 15th, 2005

July 1st, 2005

July 15th, 2005

July 31st, 2005

August 14th, 2005

September 2nd, 2005

October 4th, 2005


First tomato

No pictures, but I did harvest my first tomato on Aug 9th.
Many more to come.