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Garden To Table…Ripe Tomatoes

All summer long produce goes from the Garden To The Table…Ripe Tomatoes take center stage during the last days of summer in  my home. If your garden is flourishing, every flat surface in your kitchen is probably covered with tomatoes … Continue reading

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The Secret To A Great Tomato

The secret to a great tomato is to grow it yourself. Whether you have one pot growing outside your backdoor or a large vegetable garden in the country, there is nothing as rewarding as the flavor of a freshly picked … Continue reading

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The Thrill Of Victory And The Agony Of Defeat

You hear the saying “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” often in relation to sports but this year the saying can also apply to my vegetable garden.  At the end of May, I planted heirloom tomato plants … Continue reading

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A Rolling Green House

A rolling green house was needed as the big day finally arrived! The last frost date had passed at our summer cottage in Maine. The heirloom tomatoes that I started from seed in March had grown big and strong. Now the … Continue reading

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Growing By Leaps And Bounds

It is fascinating to plant a tiny seed and watch it grow. I know what you are thinking…she must be some kind of a nut if she thinks watching plants grow is interesting. But if you look at the photos, … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomato Seedlings

The heirloom tomato seeds that I planted three weeks ago germinated in less than a week. If you read my earlier post about spring, then you saw how I planted them in a seed flat. I took them from the … Continue reading

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Tomatoes love a little bit of a breeze

I have read many times that tomatoes love a little bit of a breeze. A gentle breeze will force the plant to create a thicker stem. This week caused me to wonder about that fact after my plants were bent … Continue reading

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My tomato garden and the quest for the perfect tomato

Is there room for one more Mortgage Lifter? That is the question I have been asking myself for several weeks. It started out so simple when I was planning my tomato garden for our lakeside cottage in Maine. After spending … Continue reading

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