Tomatoes

Yesterday I put my back into it and pick-axed a new garden in the dog’s yard. There is a LOT of sun out there and heat reflecting off the garage wall, so it’s a good spot for tomatoes. But the thing had to be securely fenced. The reason for the fencing is in the featured photo…

It’s a small plot — four tomato size. I may dig another for an aspiring pumpkin named Tracy I have growing in a pot. The Sacred Beans will go in the garden where they’ve always grown, along with some summer squash.

Here’s the new garden:

I’m paying a small price for it today, but I’ll get over it.

P.S. Why is WordPress suddenly congratulating me daily for posting? I’ve been doing this for 7 years… Why now? Expiring minds want to know.

19 thoughts on “Tomatoes

  1. Many years ago, when we had our dog, Daisy, I planted a good-sized herb garden. Later that afternoon, husband notices Daisy is having fun tossing something….strange. My herbs! She had dug up my herbs and was having a grand old time tossing them in the air. Oh, Teddy…it’s a tough life.
    WP sent out an email that they will be notifying us of ‘milestone’ posts. After I post for a few days, I receive a message: “You’re on a roll!” Seriously. It’s three days…

  2. Hehe! I’m sure that Teddy won’t miss that little patch of tomatoes… Our Aussie, Ranger, loved tomatoes and would extend his tongue longer than we thought possible to snag a tomato!! I hope Teddy doesn’t have that same proclivity!

        • thank you — I’m a little worried because the beans are already 4 feet high. They’re going in on Friday and I might have to cover them a few times during the next month but they’re getting too big to be house plants.

          • It’s been an interesting beginning to a growing season. My son bought me a stargazer Lily for my bday. It’s a foot high and began growing almost immediately while only one batch of herbs took off at all.

            • It’s been strange here, too. My tomatoes have been in the little pots since March 17 and are 1 1/2 inches high while the beans are, well, bean stalks. I have star gazer lilies, too. I got them to honor Lily T. Wolf, my last husky.

            • Awe, that’s so I checked on it today, and the main one is 8 inches high with 2 buds at 4 and 2 and 2 inches respectively. I’m excited to say the least.

        • I LOVE having that poor garden bed compared to a whiskey distillery!

          The tomato supports are 7 years old. 🙂 They’re pretty solid. The fence? Most of it is 2 years old. Sadly, I don’t think it will ever completely bio-degrade, but it’s light, I can handle it, it’s cheap, I can cut it with scissors and the wind doesn’t destroy it. It is made from recycled plastic.

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