Fall is here and frost is on the way. We had a recent scare but, fortunately, we were not affected much. We are harvesting our tomatoes like crazy in hopes to get as many as we can before that fateful final day when we do get hit. Hundreds of pounds of heirloom beauties (large and cherry) have already been through our non-profit Veggies to Table. We have also been frantically making sauce with the damaged tomatoes, and sun-dried loveliness for winter treats! Let’s hope this warm weather holds as long as possible.
We started them in March in our guest bedroom under flourescent lights and tended them for many months with care. They went from the bedroom, to the screen porch, to the unheated greenhouse and finally to the garden. And now, many months later they are ripening and delicious. We have many kinds of organic and heirloom tomatoes and we are so happy to be able to donate them to those in need of healthy food through Veggies to Table our non-profit.
It’s exciting times on the farm. We had our first indoor transplant of seedlings planted on March 8 and transplanted on April 2! We moved hundreds of celery, celeriac and parsley from tightly packed trays to more spacious accommodations. We are now fully maxed out in our indoor, fluorescent light in the guest bedroom setting. We have also planted the first of the lettuce and kale in the greenhouse. And the onions and leeks got a hair cut.
Everything is coming up, even my saved seeds which is exciting.
As you will see, we have planted a lot of things already! Here are all of the new ones since my last post. It’s all very exciting and kinda overwhelming.
Herbs and Flowers
Stevia – Botanical Interests
Foxglove – Pinetree Seeds
HollyHock – Botanical Interests
Green Twister Echinacea _ Pinetree
Belles of Ireland
Thompson – Fedco
Super Red – Fedco
Golden Acre – Fedco
Early Jersey – Seeds Savers Exchaange
Toma Verde – Botanical Interests
Green and Purple Tomatillo
Long green from Thailand
Chinese White Sandy
Round from Valence
Early Jalapeño – Botanical Interests
Piment sweet and long from les Landes
Fruition – Honey drop
Delicious tomatoes don’t know name but I saved the seeds
Sungold seeds I saved
Orange, red and yellow cherry
Yellow Brandy Wine – High Mowing Seeds
Indigo Apple – High Mowing Seeds
Gold Medal – Fruition
Delaway – Seeds Savers Exchange
Russian Frills – Fedco
Lacinto Seed Savers Exchange
Dwarf green Curled Kale High Mowing Seeds
Red Russian Seed Savers Exchange
Vates High Mowing Seeds
Bloomsdale – Botanical Interests
Parris Island Cos – Botanical Interests
Ice Queen Baker Creek
Green Towers Romaine High Mowing Seeds
Little Gem – Baker Creek
Love my neighborhood. So beautiful.