Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Gardening 2011

Its that time of year again.  After weeks of rain and cold weather, we finally had an opportunity today to plant our summer veggies.  The kids and I have been planning for a couple weeks as we collected our tomatoes from one nursery and ladybugs and compost from another.  Yes, I had to drive around to get ladybugs and compost because everyone was sold out!  So over the course of a couple days, we let the ladybugs go free to chomp on our aphid infested onions, then ripped them out since they were too damaged to save, and today started ammending our soil and planted our veggies!

Some of our favorites are: Green Grape Tomato, Green Zebra Tomato, Brandymaster, Caspian Pink, Isis Candy Tomato (YUM), Super Marzano (a Roma Substitute), Black Prince, Yellow Pear, and Purple Russian Tomatoes in addition to our regular assortment of squash, cucumbers, garlic and pumpkins.


  1. You have a great sounding garden! Wish I could find a local place that sells lady bugs. How cool is that?! I also loved the Yellow Pear and Green Zebra tomato. We grew them last year. Quite tasty! I am on the hunt for some other specific tomatoes and wanted indeterminate (as much as I could) this year so they didn't make the cut. Hehhehe...

    Take care!

  2. It all sounds yummy! You've got quite a rainbow of tomatoes going. I've tried a new variety this year called Bloody Butcher! I just couldn't resist.

  3. Lots of fun and very happy faces!

  4. wow! tomato central! how fun! :)