Wednesday, September 12, 2007

One Big Tomato

Every year we (in the editorial sense, not me personally) plant up a big garden out behind the office at Countryside. Lori likes to trial new varieties that we are growing to see if they really perform as the seed catalogues say they do. One of her favorites is an heirloom tomato called Box Car Willie. This year she produced a whopper. This baby weighed 1.62 pounds! Lori used fertilizer spikes that last all season long (a time-saver tip).

And speaking of vegetable gardening, it is not too late to do a late season planting of cool season crops, such as lettuce, cabbage, brocolli, spinach and swiss chard. And we've done some of the work for you by starting these last month and they are now available in House 5. So if your veg garden is looking a little shabby after the rains we had in August you can revitalize it in time for fall.

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