Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Digging in the dirt.

So yesterday I dropped the top on the Boche skateboard and ran some errands, including a quick stop at Locally Grown Gardens to pick up some veggie starts for the garden. Ron (the owner) asked if I'd be seeing Bobbi that day and, when I answered 'yes', gave me a couple of Fentimans Rose Lemonades to take home for Bobbi and I to try, since she'd turned him on to Fentimans in the first place. You just don't get that kind of service at the Mart-Mart, hardly.

While I was there, I browsed the flats of veggie starts while sipping on an Americana Honey Lime Ginger Ale. I highly recommend it.

I picked up some tomato, cucumber, red pepper, and cantaloupe starts, and got most of them in the ground. The tomatoes will have to wait until today's rains soften their bed a bit so that I can finish properly weeding and turning it. (Although I'm giving some thought to growing the tomatoes in a planter...)


Skullz said...

I tried tomatoes in one of those stupid topsy-turvy pieces of junk last year - don't bother.

However, this year, I did 6 tomato plants in regular 3 gallon planters as well as another 12 plants in my garden. The 6 in planters already have fruit and the garden does not.

This should make for a longer season of fresh tomatoes and take some of the sauce making and canning pressure off, although longer in duration.

Fruitbat44 said...

Speaking as a Brit I can *highly* recommend Fentimans Ginger Beer.

Though the Americana Honey Lime Ginger Ale does sound intriguing.

Tennessee Budd said...

I grew my 'maters upside-down last year, in old cat-litter buckets. They grew well, & it kept the goats from eating as much of the plants.

RM1(SS) (ret) said...

Dad's root beer ... Frostie ... wow! And the Americana drins do sound good, too.

Though I prefer Gosling's ginger beer....