This year I used only Non GMO seeds.
The tomatoes have been amazing producers. The trunks are 3″ around and very sturdy. The difference is remarkable.
I had to buy a trellis to hold up the heavier tomatoes. I used “knee high” stockings to tie up branches. The nylon is forgiving and will stretch during growth with no damage to branch.
My mother taught me to use a nylon stocking to put the tomato in while growing so bugs can’t destroy the fruit. I haven’t had to do that but it’s also a useful recycling tip for those old stockings!
The garden has exploded and the heat is definitely on. I placed my plants in semi shade to get through the hottest summer weather. It only took 30 years to figure this out!
I watched the movement of the sunrise and sunset as it changes and placed plants accordingly. Brilliant idea!!!
I’ve eaten as many salads as I can with tomatoes but I just can’t keep up!! So freezing for spaghetti sauce which I look forward to soon!!
The trick to a longer growing season is from ground zero up. Keeping the base of the plants in shade is the key. The height reaches the sun where it’s most needed! Also a sheet of weed barrier helps hold moisture.
It’s so hot. “How hot is it”? It’s so hot that I hope the garden survives without me.
My husband informed me it was 100 degrees today.
Here is a little update of what the rest of the yard looks like. The pond still needs work but the Koi aren’t picky how it looks!
Celery 2 yrs old. Good producers from seed.
See ya soon – AJ the great white lizard hunter ❤️