Friday, May 20, 2011

Tomato Karma

I have taken a little hiatus from this blog, my my. Well here I am, back in action. It's finally spring and the temperature magnificent! In my garden today I watered my little Walla Walla sweet onion starts, my kale, and my kohlrabi. I noticed some munching on my kohlrabi leaves, so I sprinkled some coffee grounds around their little bases to act as a slug deterant.
Coming on in the garden are my baby spinach greens and my arugula seedlings! Tasty fresh-picked in a little side salad! My potatoes are also going strong, and I think I'll have quite a crop this year.
Now is a good time to start hardening off your tomato, pepper and squash starts - put them outside in the shade during the daytime (full sun with burn the tender little buddies), and bring them back in at night. Once night time temps get at and above 50 degrees, plant those little babies out in the garden!
Hoping we actually get some warm temps this summer, enough to get some good hot-season crops. Last season was so mild that it was a great year for cool season leafy greens and peas, etc. Here's to a long, hot tomato-pepper-eggplant-basil summer!

Above is a photo of my hot-season harvest from last year - sending its good energy to our upcoming Seattle summer! (Tomatoes - Roma, black cherry, yellow pear)