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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Garden Update - July 2009

In spite of negligence, in spite of hot dry weather, our garden has taken off.






Those are tomatoes growing in the trellis. The tallest ones are as tall as I am. Sadly, they are not one that we started from seed, but they are at least an heirloom variety (German Johnson). No ripening yet though.



Corn, among other things. Southern Gentlemen cultivar.

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  • Ginny

    Lookin' good! I grew German Johnson last year. It is a very tasty tomato. It is one of the parents of Mortgage Lifter (also known as Radiator Charlie). Of the two, though, I really like Mortgage Lifter better.

    :-D

  • alice

    How do you organically control bugs from eating your tomatoes and crops?

    BTW your garden has taken off...what a great way to eat organic.

    Alice

  • JunkMale

    Ginny,

    That is good to know. We have two Mortgage Lifters in the two squares to the left of the German Johnsons. We started those from seed, and they are not doing nearly as well as the GJs. :p I was looking forward to having some really big tomatoes, but maybe the GJs will accommodate.

    Alice,

    I can't say that I have a good answer for you. Luck? We have not employed any sort of pesticides, organic or not. I was going to write more here, but I have a lot to say on the matter, so I'm just going to turn it into a stand-alone post. Thanks for the inspiration ;)

  • Sherry

    The Mortgage Lifters you gave me are doing well. No tomatoes yet, but beautiful vines! The only tomatoes I have gotten are from my compost pile volunteers! Some Romas (all with blossom end rot) and 3 like the one I brought you, not sure of the variety. This heat has made them turn red sooner than I expected.