Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:00 AM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:05 AM
fast cars, slow food
Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:33 PM
For Father's Day in 2011, I bought my husband five Earthboxes from DeBaggio, offering him to buy all of them at the Amazon price, offer accepted, and husband planted the weekend after, late in June. The plants were also from DeBaggio. Very nice plants.
We got, seriously, hundreds of tomatoes.
Earthboxes, while ugly, and environmentally questionable because they are made out of plastic, have huge advantages. After you put on the plastic mulch cover, it's a sealed environment. Water does not evaporate. Pests do not get into the soil. You won't have blight problems.
I am otherwise Ms. Natural, and have turned most of our property into a wildlife refuge and pollinator habitat, but when it comes to tomatoes, Earthboxes rule.
If you buy leggy tomato plants, plant them deep and sort of sideways. The stems, if buried underground, will make roots. Roots are good. The part above ground does not get confused, it knows to grow straight up. Tomatoes are actually vines, they can deal with it.
Buy your tomato plants from DeBaggio and you will not regret it. Buy your Earthboxes from Amazon, the price is good, unless young DeBaggio will match it or at least come close.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:57 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:23 PM
Know I got this side of me that
Wants to grab the yoke from the pilot and just
Fly the whole mess into the sea. The Shins
Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:47 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:59 PM
I have a mind to put out some more herbs this weekend if I can find them at Wright's on New Hampshire Ave., Colesville.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:15 PM
Basil loves heat, so if you water it, you will have happy basil all summer, even with a late start. You just need to be vigilant about pinching it back so it doesn't go to seed.
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