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   Posted 5/6/2010 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, about 3 weeks ago we (Hubby & I ) went to a farmers market and they had all kinds of Tomato plants, so
I turn to hubby and ask him if we could try some cherry tomato's, so we got two little plants. We had an
container already and so we thought "why not", one of these is that the riped tomato will turn white, not red,
eh.. how cool! Well, today I was looking at them and noticed some yellow blooms, so I'm very excited.
Although, I did notice spider mites, however I google natural remedies and it came up with
1:1 of rubbing alcohol and water mix, so we'll see how, this works and it has me pretty excited
and hungry for my first cherry tomato...
I thought this would be a change of pace type story to help keep our minds off that "P" word and on top of
that no Doctor appointments for tomorrow (big woohoo), still no word on my tests, so fingers crossed it's good news...
Mind you these little tomato's plant is our garden here in Texas, not much but...thought this would be something up-beat.
Anyways, sure hope everyone can find or get a low pain days or moments eh...
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   Posted 5/6/2010 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Chartreux , I hope you get a bunch of beautiful tomatoes there ! Sounds like you have a green thumb there girl ! Mikel

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   Posted 5/6/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chart
I'm excited to hear when you get that first ripe tomato.  I wish we could plant some tomatoes, but we live in an apartment and I'm afraid someone would take the tomatoes if we set them outside, so we haven't done any gardening.  Although I would love to.  Good luck.
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   Posted 5/6/2010 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Chart. I am going to put a tomato plant on the side of the house where i put a little garden and I'll put a cherry tomato plant too.

My husband planted some seeds in one of those home start kits so i will watch those grow for the fun of it.

and my flower garden is coming along nicely with the perennials. A few more weeks and it will be safe to plant some annuals.

My healing garden is so therapeutic for me. I check it every day.

Thanks chart. for changing our ideas off that bad P. word!!!!
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   Posted 5/6/2010 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great! I'd love to do some container gardening, but I have these mischevious critters that have a way of getting all over anything on my deck that is planted in soil. So good luck to you!


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   Posted 5/6/2010 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Chart, what a great topic> right up my alley! I planted 21 watermellon plants the other day I grew from seeds! I haven't even finished digging my garden yet cause it hurts too much! I have all kinds of stuff in pots that needs to be in the ground> tomatos> cherrys, grapes, roma & giant hybrids! Lettus> leaf (which I've been eating already) romain, regular iceburg> squash, green (zuchini) I can't spell but everyone already knows that! yellow and a gord that you make birdhouses out of! corn, peppers> a couple kinds, leaks, cukes, basil, Italian parsley, sage, O I can't remember it all but lots of stuff! I haven't had a decent garden since I left Texas 25 years ago! Way too many bugs in S.E. Fla. I'm hoping to have better luck here! Oh I always grew peppers and tomatos in containers on my porch and of course spice plants and a couple citrus trees but nothing serious! I have blue overalls I bought at a thrift store for $3 brand new, a couple beat up straw hats and a green John Deer shirt that says Farmer on the back! I have plenty of property also which I never had down south. I'm ready to Grow!!! Watermellons were first on my list because I love them so much! I bought so many last summer and I need to save every penny so I'm hopin they grow! The only plants I bought were two strawberry plants that already had fruit! I just love them too! Geeze they wanted $3. for a dinky little tomato plant at Ace hardware!!! I bought seeds! Now I just have to finish digging up and mixing horse poop in which just kills my back!! I've been sitting in a crair trying to dig little by little in the morning before it gets hot. I'm hoping to get my boys on the task one day when they get back, they could probably dig out the whole thing in an hour! It's about 35' long and 25' wide and I might have to make it bigger to fit all my little plants in! I always loved growing stuff, even had a garden way back when I was a kid!! So we'll have to wait and see what happens!
Oh, I've been burring all my fish heads & guts out there all last fall, winter and spring! Good luck to all Y'all gardeners and farmers! Lets all be GREEN!
love Y'all!
Green Pete!

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   Posted 5/7/2010 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
This is a very refreshing topic and one I'm happy to chime in on.

I LOVE my garden, but I can't really take the credit for it. My dear husband is the one who does the preparation, planting, and care and my sweet daughter does the picking, but I do the washing and most prep work for eating. Yum!!! This year we have several varities of tomatoes and squash (including zuchini) and several varieties of cucumbers. No "big garden" with too much work for us now...just some lovely plants to watch grow and produce great tasting treats.....

Last evening, my daughter went out and picked the first wild blackberries of the year and at about three cups. What fun it is to pick wild berries when you are young! I can't wait for the blueberries to get ready. Some of my orchard died last year because of a blight (and lack of care from us due to my back....the blueberries are mostly my interest), but the ones remaining are wonderful and I'm so excited for them to get ready.

I'm also going to get some more fresh strawberries today (but they pick them). My daughter loves for me to take a can of pineapple (in it's own juice) and put it in the blender. Add frozen strawberries to the top and blend. It make the BEST frozen strawberry drink you can imagine.

Thanks again for the topic!
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   Posted 5/7/2010 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
   Dear Chart,
     Good morning *hugg* It is always good to hear from you. I hope the test results get back soon. You ve been through ALOT the last 2 months. I hope that you can have more good days then bad eventually.
     Oh your tomato plants sound wonderful! You remind me I have to plant my herbs. Both of the window rescess in my living room and kitchen are over grown with herbs and vines. The thyme and rosemary smell wonderful no doubt.... I am just reluctant to plant them all out doors. Living in the desert the ants destroy any plants very quickly and litterally take down anything green in a week flat. I tried everything over the years to try to combat them but my efforts seems nonexistant. Ah, the trials of desert gardening! hehe



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