Mountains of Tomato’s

The second half of the month of August is always a joy to me. This is the time where my acquired “Square-foot-gardening” skills start to show the rewards of working those raised bed gardens pay off.

The heirloom tomato’s are ripening at a quick pace this year and I am sharing them with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. I have been yielding about 12 tomato’s per day. Both yellow and green squash has made for some pretty delicious side dishes. Early summer provided for 12 huge broccoli plants that tasted better than candy. This was the first year I grew lemon cucumbers, which purity by accident. My organic supplier mixed up the plants. Lettuce went quick this year even though I replanted twice.

Next years goal is to try to start everything from seed. Without a small greenhouse I will have to try to do this indoors and the difficulty with that is a curious cat. Hmm. I think this was the reason I purchased the plants in the first place from the organic nursery.

Gardening for me is probably one of the simplest joys I find in life. Time spent in the garden is my time to get away from the stresses of life and just focus on nature. That joy also seems to be replicable as it ignites joy in those I share vegetables with.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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6 Responses to Mountains of Tomato’s

  1. dorannrule says:

    Wow! That is a very impressive harvest!

  2. Prima Donna says:

    Beautiful! I wish I could grow my own, like that. FAKE organic is taking over the stores and suppliers too.

    • I am planting in raised bed gardens and only use organic everything to grow them. Next year I am going to try and grow individual tomato plants in large flower pots to see how it works out. In 44 months I picture myself living in a small house in a retirement community and my only option may be this method, unless I can find a community garden. Anyhow, I agree with you. FAKE everything is being sold and the only way to ensure purity is to grow it yourself.

  3. kkeevins says:

    WOW! That photo is frameable!
    Your friends and neighbors must be thrilled. Enjoy the serenity of your garden.
    —Kathy (from)

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