Saturday, March 11, 2017

Tomato Grow List 2017

Well, fingers crossed that is the end of the snow!!!  Warmer weather with rain now in the forecast.

There is an old saying

"Make new friends, but keep the old; one is Silver the other is Gold"

Unfortunately it seems not many of my old friends have been invited to my 2017 Tomato Party ........ but so many exciting new varieties to check out ......  I am still continuing with the Dwarf Tomato Project in search of cherry tomatoes - both Worry and Scary F3 are my experimental focus this year.

Anyhoo, here is my list, planted March 8th and 9th:

Not Purple Strawberry
Purple Bumble Bee
Maglia Rosa
Heart's Delite Black
Dwarf Purple Heart
Dwarf Orange Cream
Worry 5774 F3
Scary 5808 F3
Apero F1
not Russian 117 pink
and two last minute additions:
Captain Lucky
Bloody Butcher

All for now.  I'll write a wee  bit more about each variety once I see germination.

Also have started indoors:  NC Amethyst bell pepper, Caraflex cabbage, Batavia broccoli, Paladio and Mr. Big peas.  Oh, and some onions way back in early February.

Bring on the Spring!!


Friday, February 3, 2017

February 3 More Snow

sure enough!!  hopefully not for six more weeks - time to start deciding on my tomato grow list for 2017



February 2 Groundhog Day


Oops, looks like the groundhog saw his shadow ..........


Friday, December 30, 2016

Good Bye 2016

And to all a good night .......

December 18 More Snow

The title says it all ..........

December 12 - Snow

We have snow ....... looks like the end of the gardening season for this year




October 8 - Plot 5 Revisited

It has been a while, so here we are in early October and the Plot 5 Dahlias are finally taking off, but the rains have come as well .......... The purple dahlia is "Vancouver", not my usual colour choice, but this was a bonus give away from a local garden store .......

and some lovely butter yellow marigolds from a Butchart Garden mix; the salad greens were unfortunately rather bitter, so were not used .......
 and a pic of Plot 5 in October ....