Category Archives: Tomatoes & Peppers

Rain !

I haven’t been so excited to see rain clouds move in since I was a little kid. It’s been a very dry year in NW PA, and patches of my yard have lost all color. To keep everything growing well … Continue reading

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Calm Before the Storm

Having a garden is like having a grocery store in your backyard, and it’s a great feeling to walk out without paying a dime. It’s almost like you feel guilty for “stealing” food. The only theft your really guilty of is … Continue reading

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Checking on the Tomato Patch

Here’s me and my little gardening helper. We were checking out the size of the Yellow Brandywine Tomatoes, which are almost taller then my nephew. The heat has been quite warm lately, hence me and the little guy figured we’d show … Continue reading

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First Melons

Melons are something I didn’t think I was very good at growing, as last years melons never got bigger then the one in the photo above. This year, I’ve changed three things: Manure, Water and Weed Cover. These changes have … Continue reading

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“Micro Twister”

It’s official, I think I’ve seen everything now… The day started like any other, hot, and dry. I was in the greenhouse cutting some hose for a different project when I heard a huge gust of wind, and felt the … Continue reading

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The Late Overfill Garden

This spring, I’ve met a new friend, who hasn’t done much gardening in the past, but was quite interested in trying it out. There was some nice dirt next to the barn, and the previous gardener decided not to plant … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Tomatoes

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you may recognize these tomato plants that I started in January. You may be asking why on earth I’ve started them so early, so here is why: I wanted … Continue reading

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A Broader View of My Gardening Ambitions

Here’s a picture of my larger garden, the one that includes Fruit Trees, Grapes and Various Cherries and Berries. The idea I’m shooting for is to build a more permanent garden around my seasonal garden. The tall posts placed in … Continue reading

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Tomatoes Everywhere

I am simply amazed at the tomato patch this year. All of my plants are growing very fast, and many of them are already setting fruit, althought not yet ripe.  This is a stark contrast from past years. I am … Continue reading

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Tomatoes in the Fog

While doing my daily inspection of the Garden, a time when I look closely for pests, I noticed one of my Sheboygan Tomatoes is Already setting small gems. These are canning tomatoes, but I’m a bit perplexed; It’s only June … Continue reading

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