Category: Vegetables

Working in the Garden is actually fun

This weekend saw a lot of changes to the garden so I’ll get started on the happenings for everyone. If you didn’t see the tutorial on how to make tomato cages please be sure to check it out here.  We ended up making 28 cages from the galvanized wire mesh but we are 3 short [Continue]

How to Build Tomato Cages

The post this week will be about my tomato cages.  Now, I didn’t come up with this method for tomato cages but it has worked well for me over the years.  The cages are very sturdy and allow harvesting of your ripe tomatoes easier than ever. The purpose of a tomato cage is to simply [Continue]

Garden Blog status….finally

I’m sorry to all of my readers for being MIA the last month or so.  I have been busy with my wife’s new business venture, Twisty Stitches – Arts & Crafts with a Twisty Stitch!, and have totally neglected my own blog. Don’t worry though, I have not forgotten to plant my garden or spend [Continue]

The garden is almost ready

I spent a lot of time on the garden this weekend.  Here are a couple pictures of the progress so far.  I have the following vegetables planted so far.  I will post a longer list of activities as the season progresses. Better Boy Tomatoes (5) Big Boy Tomatoes (5) Yellow Hierloom Tomatoes (2) Goliath Tomatoes (6) [Continue]

Great Arts and Crafts blog

I found a very cool arts and crafts blog site this weekend.  It looks like the site is a fairly new blog but so far some of the articles are very interesting.  The site is called Twisty Stitches @ http://twistystitches.biz I always try to promote new blogs to my readers and would suggest that if [Continue]

Squash Squash and Peppers too

Originally posted on 6/6/2011 It was a hot weekend but as you can see my vegetables are doing just great.  Of course, I water them daily just enough to keep them upright and it seems to be paying off.  My cucumbers are doing great and they have a bunch of little cukes growing on them.  [Continue]

1st Tomato of the Season

So it looks like I have my first tomato of the season.  Blooms are starting to appear on my tomato plants and after some debate I decided to put out some additional plants in the open space between my peppers and cukes.  I picked up some nice okra plants and an eggplant for the wife.  She [Continue]

How To Prune Tomatoes

I watched a very interesting video by Lee Reich on FineGardening.com this past weekend that I wanted to share with my readers.  I was not aware of the need to prune tomato plants nor was I aware of the differences between determinate and indeterminate tomato plants. Hope you enjoy the video. Here’s the link: How [Continue]