Tomatoes are the Star In my opinion, in a summer garden – of all the wide range of plants that can be grown, the tomato is the superstar. The one that just owns the season. Sweetcorn could come in a close second if it wasn’t for the fact that in spite of their sunny yellow disposition, which can be stored in the freezer to bring … Continue reading Latest Post: Tomatoes are the Star.
ONE WEEK OF WINTER LEFT This year has whizzed by, and the fun is about to start. There is a lot of anticipation and expectation this season, probably more so than ever after the disappointment of last time. There was just too much rain. My hope that things will be different this year is due to the shift from a soggy La Nina to a … Continue reading One week of winter left
When you move to a new spot it can take a while to get the hang of the new environment and adjust your technique and style to the new conditions. For the most part I have been quite happy with how things grow here, but since we moved I have not had a lot of luck with tomatoes. I enviously watched other people complain about … Continue reading Shrouded in Love
Once again summer has come to an end and as usual my monthly video garden tour has been left to the last minute. It has been a busy time just recently with a lot more doing stuff than documenting the doing of stuff. But as the next season takes over, hopefully things will slow down to a more manageable pace. Having said that we have … Continue reading See Ya Summer
I have a disease in my garden. I noticed it a few days ago and toyed with the idea of ignoring it, in the hopes that it will go away. However knowing how dramatically another virus that shall remain nameless has wreaked havoc all over the place, the last thing I need is the little world that is my garden to be devastated and require … Continue reading Ending the year with a virus – how appropriate!
Ok that may be a bit of an exaggeration – but my garden is in a valley and there has been death – three so far and by the end of the season I suspect there will have been twenty with a complete tomato population wipe out. The only advantage I can see is I will still get some tomatoes although from what I have … Continue reading Death Valley
I am back in the garden again. It isn’t like I didn’t go anywhere, but over the Christmas and New Year break, I took a holiday of sorts. We have such a beautiful spot here by the ocean, so we decided to share it with our friends and for a week it became a summer campground, minus the expensive campsite fees. I enjoyed the company … Continue reading New Year New Garden