Monday, February 20, 2006

A Garden Eastward in Eden



















Ok, . . . not exactly that Garden, and geographically it's more toward California's Central Coast; but, it is nevertheless our vegetable garden--at least tomato for this year. Since our weather is still somewhat cool for planting outdoors, we've come up with the idea to plant one plant each in a 20 or 30 gallon garbage tin with potting soil. At nights--still cool here hovering in the mid 30's--we just wheel them in the garage, and in the morning back out again into that warm California sunshine. With a little luck we'll have tomatoes by the time summer actually rolls around. There's nothing better than a toasted tomato sandwich with real home grown tomatoes. Now, if I could only figure out how to grow Utah corn here on the Central Coast . . .ummm.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Naiah Earhart said...

Ohhh! Mmmm!

I need to start my seeds! Eep!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger Guy Murray said...

Naiah: You plant yours from seed? Wow! You are a great farmer! I just buy mine already started from Home Depot. I should try my hand at growing from seed sometime.

Thursday, February 23, 2006 6:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Naiah Earhart said...

It's fun! (and cheaper, if cost is any issue)

I like to use Jiffy peat pellets. They're about the size of a cookie, and you add water and they expand into a 2 1/2" or so cylindar of peat moss held in a deliacte net. You pop in your seeads, and when they sprout, there's no real transplanting. Just peel off the netting and plant it.

It gets more fun when you start saving the seeds form your homegrown plants and planting those! Wahoo!

Thursday, February 23, 2006 5:51:00 PM  

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