Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I took a lazy day on Sunday and played with the kids inside. The weather was not good all weekend so I didn't make it out to the garden even to take pictures.
However, next chance I get, DoubleD suggested that I prune back the dead leaves of my spinach (and I'll do the lettuce also) to give the new growth a chance to grow. I think I could have some decent growth since the weather's been around 50 during the day and in the upper 40s at night.
My real reason for posting tonight is I made my decisions on my tomatoes. I planted two slicers last year and they did great in my one SWC. This year, I'll make two more to plant a total of 6 tomato plants. They'll be the ones I was debating over. Yellow Pear and Black Cherry in one, Bloody Butcher and Sunset Red Horizon in another, and Legend and Heinz in the third. I'd love to plant another cherry variety that I hope to get in trade, so I may drop the Legend if my brother's doing that one and plant a third cherry. Insane I know, but I love salads, and this year I vow to get the succesion plantings right so I can have lettuce all year round.
Ok, now I'm frustrated. As great as Tomatofest seems to be (folks like it and it's heirloom, so sounds good to me), why they need a $15 minimum order is beyond me. Even robbing my entire order from Territorial and switching it to Tomatofest doesn't get me to $15. Grrr. Maybe I'll call and they'll let me donate the rest. hehe I've been searching their site for a Heinz alternative for cool season areas. I'm not married to Heinz. I just want a good paste tomato that's good for here. Hrumpf.
Changing the subject, you know I just LOVE getting comments, and for some reason I'm writing about them. Last time it was from a co-op and seed company owner, today it was from a local gardener. Very local. Seems Moondancer and Bear live about 20 miles away near the city of Snohomish (I live in south Snohomish County). What's more, they have spent the season beating me at my own game. Read their post from the 10th. They did everything I did, but bigger and better. How cool is that!?! They're eating potatoes like mad from BAYG bins, they planted 28 tomatos, mostly in SWCs, they've got raised beds galore. They're me on acreage, hehe. What's more, they've got chickens and goats. I'm not sure that's a dream come true, but darn close!
Now, to answer Carolyn's question that she posted while I write. Uprising Seeds can be found on the web at http://www.skagitfoodcoop.com/Uprising%20Seeds.html If I'm ever up that way I'll be sure to stop by.
Well, back to checking out Tomatofest.
Enjoy your garden, and feel free to tell me just how lousy or funny my blog is, or whatever.