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Monday, May 17, 2010

Tomato planting & some good news!

My loving husband and I spent Sunday planting tomatoes.  In fact, for a little while 3 generations of my family were helping plant.  My mom, husband and I, and our sons.  (After a bit, the boys grew restless so she and my dad took them home to babysit).  I am so blessed with such a great support system!

6 hours of planting, 288 tomato plants in the ground, soaking up the sun & growing.  It will be a delicious summer!

We started planting the peppers as well, and I planted more of them today, and hope to have them all in the ground over the next couple of days.

Now, for my good news.  The Freeport Farmers Market has accepted me as a new vendor.  Quite a feat, as they haven't been allowing new produce vendors for the past couple of years.  Now I'm definitely glad we got all those tomatoes in!  :-)

Last week also marked the first harvest of my spring-planted vegetables.  I was able to harvest baby lettuce and spinach, green onions, and the first radish.  I'm still harvesting the over-wintered spinach, kale, and rutabaga greens.

How is your garden growing?  Leave a blog comment and let everyone know! 

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  1. 2 things:
    1) Bobbys cousin only eats organic veggies, so I am referring him to you for all his produce needs.
    2) You'll be very proud to know I'm actually going to plant myself some lettuce. a container. I don't do outdoor gardens. There are bugs in gardens :)

  2. I so wish we still lived near you guys for the following reasons:

    1. I would like some of that delicious produce. Yummmm.
    2. I have no idea what I am doing with my gardening and canning. Last year was all trial and error. I suck as a gardener. I suck more as a canner. I need a mentor. :)
    3. Nobody else understands what it's like to deal with all of these crazy boys 24/7.
    4. Most people that I know think I'm wierd for exclusively breastfeeding, cloth diapering, and making my own baby food!

    Congrats on the farmers market! We went every week when we lived up there.

    I love your blog, keep it up! I check in from time to time to read what ya'll are up to, and am always amazed at the things you're able to accomplish. You make the rest of us look bad! :)