Tag Archives: tomato

Tomato Woes

Every year I look forward to vine-ripened tomatoes. Starting in the fall, I carefully save seeds from my heirloom tomatoes, plant them in February in my greenhouse, and baby them until it’s warm enough to plant. I also start saving my eggshells in the winter so I can throw a handful in each hole when I […]

Garden Happenings

Despite the cooler weather, the garden is beginning to grow. The lettuce and broccoli are loving the cooler temps, but the tomatoes and peppers are wishing for more heat. I’ve been trying to use companion plants to keep bugs at bay and help with increased yields and flavors. Borage planted with tomatoes is said to […]

Big City Gardens

When I travel, I am always on the lookout for interesting gardens, parks, or flowers.  I am a garden junkie and not afraid to admit it. I need trees.  I need color.  I need green.  I must have it.  Daily. On a recent trip to New York City, (by far the biggest city I’ve ever been in) […]

Howdy!

My great-grandmother was my caregiver when I was a baby.  When company would come, she would greet them with robust  ‘howdy!’  and a big hug.  She had a special way of making you feel welcome in her home.   So, not surprising, my first word was not ‘mama’ or ‘daddy’  but  ‘howdy’.  Although people don’t […]