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 in various stages of ripening. It is one problem that most gardeners don’t seem to […]

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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 and sliced tomato, sprinkled with a little sea salt and perhaps drizzled with extra virgin […]

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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 in my garden in Maine. I had started them from seed and grew them in […]

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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 time had come for the plants to leave the comfort of their heated and well […]

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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, I think you might agree. My seedlings are growing by leaps and bounds. If nothing […]

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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 potting shed and placed them in my bathtub to germinate. The sunny bathtub worked wonderfully. […]

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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 90 degrees from 30 mph winds coming off the lake for the last two days. […]

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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 weeks on my computer during our very snowy winter, I had made my decision on […]

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