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My new Tomato Friends!

Here are the tomato varieties that I will be trying from seed gathered at the Tomato Festival!

#1 Tipsy and #2 Green Giant x Yellow Submarine F1

#3 Dice’s  Mystery Black

#4 Jaune Flamme a wonderful French heirloom tomato

#5 Sungold

#6 Purple Haze F1

#7 OSU Blue


South East Texas Tomato Festival

This weekend, I traveled to Washington on the Brazos to see the South East Texas Tomato Festival!

The bridge was out, so we had to take a detour, but it was all worth it. The folk there are testing, and comparing heirloom and a bit more recent varieties of tomatoes.

They had a huge […]

Cut and come again Lettuce, use it or lose it!

Right now my lettuce is at a turning point.

This one is beginning to produce seed.  The one below is ready to eat.

If I remove all the mature leaves, it will grow more, and the pruning will prevent it from going to seed at least until it gets a little bit […]

Soap Making with Potassium Hydroxide, Part 1, The Process

I prefer to avoid pesticides, at times however I want crops and plants I love are being destroyed. One of the safer pesticides to use is soap.

Additionally I would rather add potassium to my crops, than sodium.    Most soap these days is made from Sodium Hydroxide, it is cheaper and makes a harder […]

Magenta Spreen Lambsquarter

Such a pretty plant.  It is early in the year, so most of these are under a foot tall.  They will be just as pretty in the fall, only by then they will be over ten feet tall.  Tasty and lovely leaves.  I love this plant.  This plant dies each year, but […]