In April I told you about the Heirloom Seed Trial that we are participating in and I wanted to share an update. Early in the season we gave our tomato seeds to our friend Amy, the awesomely organic farmer, to germinate. We knew that Amy would nurture our seeds (not kill them like we would) into baby plants that we could then plant and grow into mature fruit bearing beauties. We brought them here a week and a half ago to their new home, The Orange Bucket Organic Garden. We bought them the most luscious organic soil and compost. We chose to grow two varieties of heirloom tomatoes; Green Tasty tomatoes (aka. Evergreen) and Yellow Pear tomatoes (aka. Beams Yellow Pear). So far the plants look amazing. The new plants are now stronger, taller and well fed by water and adoration from me.
We also planted Ichiban eggplant, Mexibell peppers, mini yellow peppers, basil, parsley, lemongrass and lemon verbena. We were lucky enough to have an herb garden that came back up that has become lush with oregano, thyme and two types of mint. Yum.
Every morning we take our coffee outside for the “Garden Walk” and it feels amazing. In a state that has eight months of winter, walking barefoot in your own backyard feels like such an indulgence. Chloe usually helps herself to wild
strawberries in the grass while Sparky lazily enjoys the morning sun. Perfect start to the day.
Were you able to plant any goodies this year? What is your favorite thing to grow? I would love to hear about your gardens big and small.
Have a delicious day.