Saturday, May 8, 2010

Almost Forgot to Mention, First Tomato

The first ripe tomato came off the vine today.  It is, most appropriately a "Creole" tomato.  Cel and I will share it in the morning with some good home grown scrambled eggs.  If I had to choose between that and a 5 course meal at the finest restaurant in the country, the homegrown tomato and egg sandwich wins every time.

As a side note, we haven't had a real rain here in over 9 weeks.   My tomatoes have never known any water except what comes out of my sprinkler head.   All of the tomatoes are growing well, despite the drought, but totally due to my watering.  And the water that comes from my hose pales in comparison to the real thing.  If real rains would come, I have no doubt they would all double in size in just a few days, along with the flavor.

The Left Arm Bed Springs to Life

First up were the Dixie Lee Field Peas on Day 5, and today on Day 6 the Edamame are springing to life.   No sign of the Eggplant or Okra yet, but I am sure they are coming.  This is gonna be a fun bed to watch progress.

Next bed to transform is the head bed.  The Irish Potatoes need to be dug.  The spinach harvested and frozen.  The Onion are not ready, but thankfully are on the edges which will not interfere with a complete reworking of the center of the bed.   Dixie Lee Field Peas, Edamame, Perique Tobacco, and a few other things will be planted there.