Good evening everyone! Surprised to hear from Jimmy? I’ve been on an extended blogging vacation as you might have noticed. As fall came around and the garden shut down I stopped and took a break.
One idea I had been tossing around kept coming back to me. That is moving this blog to a hosted URL so that I have more control over the design and functionality. I am here to announce that this blog is moving:
Same blog, same content, including most of the comments that you have left me over the years. But now I’ll have more control over things and I’ll be a much happier writer! The thing is though, you need to come subscribe, because you’ll no longer receive notifications as a subscriber HERE, to the old location.
Lastly, I will say that during the past few months of absence I have received many very nice comments that I have yet to reply to. I will reply! Your comment is not forgotten, and I thank you.
Come see the new site!
I saw plans online for this tool, so I started making one.
When it is finished, I will have handles on the other side. It will be pressed into a prepared 2 foot wide garden row, making 10 evenly spaced planting holes. The two “extra” pegs mark the spacing for the next row.
66 feet long, two rows of 2 feet each. I really hope the garlic grows well this year. I’ll plant it in a couple weeks.
I have been taking photos of the tomato varieties I grew this year. Thanks to my very smart cell phone, the photos get magically transferred to my computer and are named with the time and date they were taken. To me, this is far easier than taking notes with paper and pencil, because THIS I will do and that I usually neglected.
Tomato Variety Photo Reviews
The reviews are done as “pages” instead of “posts.” That way they will always be available from the site menu bar.
I will go back and add in things that I noticed or remembered about each variety, but for now it’s mostly just pictures on each page. If something about one of the photos interests you, then by all means leave a comment or ask a question.
Most mornings before work I walk through the garden. In the three-sisters garden it’s the same thing every day. More male flowers, no new fruit. I don’t have a clue what I did wrong, but from the entire plot right now I seem to have one spaghetti squash and one little acorn squash. The rest is just vines and pretty flowers.
I am finally finished rebuilding most of my garden’s raised bed frames. I now no longer have any 6×8 beds. I found out that I much prefer them to be 4 feet wide.
I love that central column of 6 raised beds!
As you can see, I added 2 more truckloads of wood chips to the paths. I need 1 more load to complete the project.
I canned another gallon and a half of tomatoes. Today it was prepared pizza sauce.
What are you up to?