choosing tomato varieties

Planning the Garden, Tomatoes
All America Selections (AAS) is a great place to start when looking for new tomato varieties to try. It’s is a national, non-profit plant trialing organization that tests new, never-before-sold varieties and selects winners with superior performance. I toured a dozen seed breeders in CA with AAS last summer and…
 
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another full harvest moon

Watching the Seasons
Its a full harvest moon tonight. I’ve pretty much harvested everything for today by now.  Its chilly. Time to hang out inside. OMG old times with Neil Young! Harvest Moon. Come a little bit closer Hear what I have to say Just like children sleeping We could dream this night…
 
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veggie trial tour next week!

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I’m getting ready to travel to CA to tour nine vegetable breeders to checkout their new offerings!! I am so excited. The tour is hosted by All America Selections (AAS) and the National Garden Bureau (NGB). The breeders we’ll visit include Syngenta, Bejo, American Takii, Sakata, Vitalis, PanAmerican Seed, Seminis,…
 
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I just noticed…

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I guess I’m a bit slow, but i just noticed that Feedspot gave this blog an award. Top 30 Organic Gardening Blogs!! Nice. I appreciate that. And they gave out cute badges. I like that too! Thanks Feedspot! And here’s a more current list at Feedspot with more than 100…
 
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planting peas

Pests & Pathogens, Starting Seeds
I planted my peas today. I started them indoors in big flat boxes and cut off paper bags. I’m a fan of planting indoors, mostly because I can watch them grow. But also I can baby the seedlings, making sure they get the right amount of water and light (under…
 
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more baby chick pictures

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I bought a batch of 15 mixed layers from McMurray Hatchery. They say they are a mix of at least 5 good laying types plus one exotic layer. I can see that the single fancy bird is silver and has very pretty feathers. I don’t know any of the breeds.…
 
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baby chicks!

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I got a box full of one-day-old baby chicks in the mail today. 17 of them! They are very tiny and very cute. They are now under a red heat lamp in a dog crate converted into a chick incubator.
 
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winter bed

Garden Structures
Whenever we get a couple days with night temperatures above freezing I open up my winter bed. It’s not as full as last year since I planted late in the fall, but there are lots of greens coming along. Spinach, lettuce, bok choy, and cabbage. Some overwintered rosemary. I was…
 
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