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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 19 Entries.
Saturday, January 4 View Page
Rebel. Not only can he grow big tomatoes, he can lay a 100í tree out exactly where he wants it!
Saturday, January 4 View Page
You see, Rebel isnít a lumberjack for a very good reason! Now the idiot needs to purchase a new 1,500 gallon water tank for his garden! See a Rebel cry!
Saturday, April 25 View Page
Cooking and enjoying a fire in the fire pit before the hot summer bans it all. We got some chicken thighs and salsa verde going in the dutch oven.
Saturday, April 25 View Page
Some vegetables to top it off.
Saturday, April 25 View Page
This is Kodiak Mustard from Wallace Organic Wonder 5 weeks after planting. Just prior to that I amended with 100 lbs alfalfa pellets and 25 lbs Capril lime and tilled in. Today, foliar sprayed with liquid kelp. Also threw down a 5 lb bag of Epsom Salts magnesium in my 60' x 35' garden spot.
Saturday, April 25 View Page
OK! This is the tomato seed line up for this year. Not messing around. Going with only 1 Big Zac, the remaining are crosses and Domingo's. Also, experimenting with some generic Domingo's and Bezrazmernyi from Delectation of Tomato company. Bezrazmernyi from Russia translates to "Dimensionless or Enormous." Who could go wrong with that? Where would we be if it wasn't for experimenting outside the box.
Saturday, April 25 View Page
First few popping up. I run the heat kind of high 95-102F. Came home from work to find my seed heaters turned off so they sat wet and cold for 4 days. Cranked it up and after 3 days the first few are popping up. First up are several 6.66 Big Marley's. I expect the Domingo's to take a few days longer. Won't be long before I have 80+ seedlings up. From that I will transplant 75% of those to 5" pots. Throughout May I will narrow things down. The plan is 40 in the garden.
Saturday, April 25 View Page
Eating tomatoes in the house. Transplanted those today. Also, large sweet peppers. I will need another table or two for the competition tomatoes on deck.
Saturday, May 2 View Page
I have ridden my mountain bike every week for the last two years, usually 15-25 miles. Since the pandemic, everything is closed outdoors. Even remote mountain trails for biking and hiking, you know, because the fresh Oregon mountain air is dangerous. The occasional biker I pass might sneeze in my face. But after two months I found some open trails, and even with the drive, it was worth it. And nobody sneezed in my face because there was nobody.
Saturday, May 2 View Page
Competition tomato seeds coming along at 14 days. Third row from the left is a mostly no show 5.71 Lambchop. Not to worry. Three came up in the other tray. Far left 7.64 Spaziani that I started several days later than the others. 2nd row, some nice looking 9.65's. Far right two rows 6.66's. All the other rows everything in between.
Saturday, May 2 View Page
Same tray outside catching some natural light. There is an empty spot on the right. Rookie mistake! Never ever try to help the seed shell off the leaves! Destroyed one 6.66.
Saturday, May 2 View Page
The other tray. Two and half Lambchops, third row from left. 5/8 9.65 Porkchops, A bunch of 7.64's double stacked far left. Far right two rows, 6.66's. The very front empty row are some cherry tomatoes I started two days ago.
Saturday, May 2 View Page
Back to the first tray. Bottom three, 2nd row from the left are the Big Wixoms. Sharing the same row as the 9.65 Porkchops. The largest starters of both trays. A few 6.66's Big Marley's far right close but.. Either way, the crosses are king with the starts. But, we are not making a salad, only the heaviest tomato.
Saturday, May 2 View Page
I know I showed this last week, but real happy with the Kodak Mustard. With 3 weeks before I cut and till, I don't think it'll make it to flower. That's where you want it. Either way, it will be 3-4 feet tall and a lot of biomass.
Saturday, May 2 View Page
Rebel's flag.
Monday, May 11 View Page
Some of my 7.64ís are growing bent over. But donít you know thatís a sign of unusually large fruit? Went they hit the garden Iíll force those babyís up!
Monday, May 11 View Page
Here is another photo of the 7.64ís. Not sure what thatís about. Not wilting. The stem is firm. No ferts. They will be transplanted to larger pots on Wednesday and put into the greenhouse.
Wednesday, May 13 View Page
Iíve lived here for 28 years and have never seen a slug so large! Itís been hanging out around the pump house and have seen it about for two weeks.
Wednesday, May 13 View Page
I canít and wonít kill it! The other day I found it wrapped around a block of mouse poison. Thought it would kill it for sure. Had it identified as a banana slug without spots.

 

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