Thursday, May 10, 2012

Garden Update...


Just in case you haven’t been following GG – we’ve just returned from a 2 week trip to the Dominican Republic. We weren’t quite sure what to expect when we returned to Galveston but our garden kind of went “nuts” while we were gone. The tomato plants doubled in size. The peppers are peppering and the squash and zucchini are kicking butt too.

It took a little effort to get the tomato plants back in their cages but things are looking pretty good. We continue to have some nutritional deficiency problems (mostly nitrogen) despite several fertilizer applications. Our sandy soil just doesn’t retain much in the way of plant nutrients. The irrigation system worked well while we were gone and there were no apparent loses due to drought. So all in all we were very pleased with the results.

And now the best part. Our friends came by while we were gone and harvested an eggplant or two and a few tomatoes. Today, we harvested several peppers and 2 baskets of tomatoes. Some cherries, some roma’s. BY FAR the best tasting tomato we have is the SWEET 100 cherry. They’re like candy!!!

Oh – BTW, looks like we’ll have figs this year too.

Hope your garden is growing well!!!

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