Why I Garden

Why I Garden

Two words:  heirloom tomatoes.  I will freely admit to being giddy this morning.  Why?  I have spotted the first ripening heirloom tomatoes in our greenhouse.  I know that it will only be a few days and there will be Peacevine Cherry tomatoes to enjoy fresh from the vine.  That first taste will be the moment I take a deep breath and remember just why I work so hard in the garden each year.

Why do you garden?

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  1. We picked our first batch of sungold cherry tomatoes. I am making a BLT salad using them.
    We have 170 tomato plants and 1/2 of them are heirloom. I am still looking for the variety that will grow well in our insane heat. We also have chickens, I will try freezing them some fruit juice and giving it to them. We have almost 50 and so far we have not lost a one. Keeping fingers crossed.

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      I’d love to hear which heirlooms you like the best. We have been growing them for five years and have our favorites (Purple Calabash), but we always try a few new varieties. I’m glad to hear that your chickens are coping with the heat. I hope that they like the frozen treats as much as our hens do!

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      I agree (obviously)! There is something about gardening and then using the harvest that not only feeds the body, but also feeds the soul.

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