Monday, April 5, 2010

Aunt Ruby's Green

Aunt Ruby's Green, Brandywine, Enchantment, Sungold, Juliet, Black Brandywine, Beefmaster, Polish Linguista, Pineapple, Kellogs Breakfast ...... It's a rainbow of tomatoes. We also planted our favorite peppers which are Fooled You and Anaheim, and eggplants which are Ichiban and Pingtung. Soon we will plant melons..... watermelons..... Ahhhh. To pick a watermelon out of the garden is divine. Have you smelled the roots of a cantaloupe plant?

The satisfaction of planting seeds and watching them perk up from the soil is one of the best feelings. I am always amazed to think that such a little seed makes a seedling and then a plant. Then that reasonable sized plant becomes a gargantuan plant and takes more room than we want to admit or plan for when planting in the garden. We always have more plants than room, and always want to squeeze one more plant in. This can sometimes cause real problems come July and August. Do you think we will learn this year? We will see......

So delicate and hypnotizing

Gloria and Ed have been out in the garden raking up old weeds and crabby grass, actually it is the invasive Burmuda runners that are the real bear. Getting this plot of land ready for the seedlings is a satisfying chore. This empty area will be a sea of green soon with lots of yummies for our dinner table.


4 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

The weather really calls one out to grow something!
Sigh- plant extra there is always room for more.

cindy shake said...

What wonderful names!! We are still under too much snow... Our planting/harvesting calendar usually runs Memorial Day till Labor Day -crazy huh?! You guys are lucky ducky's to be able to be in the dirt in April -it's such a wonderful feeling.

jimgottuso said...

i'm so envious. when i moved into my house 20 years ago, i planted trees everywhere because there were none. then i planted about 20 heirloom tomato plants from seeds i ordered in the tomato growers catalog. i did it for years and always had more yummy tomatoes than we could eat. then the trees got bigger and blotted out the sun (which was my plan) and now i can't even grow one plant. i miss those homegrown jewels. cherokee purple was my favorite for making marinara

Linda Starr said...

Anaheim for chili rellenos, yum, yum my favorite.