Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Garden Check-In

So the tomatoes are doing well, it's not been very hot here until yesterday, so they look just like the tomatoes I planted in barrels and have been watering. First green toms below...
(p.s. I posted last year's green tomatoes around this time, but I never talk about eating them.)
And I have a few herbs and the beans are rocking out. There is one lone head of Broccoli di Ciccio, destined for tonight's dinner of sausages and rice. You can just see the beans in the background, purple-flowering away...


Saturday, June 5, 2010

I never actually blog...

but I'm going to start!!! And I'll tell you first that I'm going to dry-farm some tomatoes here in Pacifica. Dry-farming = not watering after the first time, when planting them. They have to send super-deep roots looking for groundwater, and take what they can from dew, etc. They get all scraggly and sad-looking and don't produce very many, but they are the most delicious tomatoes on earth, because they have very little water and thus are super concentrated in flavor. It works in Santa Cruz, Sonoma county, probably anywhere there is coastal fog flow. I'm hoping that the lack of water will make a delicious tomato in a place where it rarely gets over 75 degrees.