Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wrensday: And The Tomatoes Keep Coming!

Remember, back in the Spring, when I showed you the "Lazy Gardner's Way To Grow Tomatoes" here and here?

Yup, just bags of garden soil with heirloom tomatoes plopped down in them.

Well, now that tomato season is in full swing, I've got tomatoes coming out of my ears - and my canning pot!

We had to fence off the area with chicken wire to keep the chickens out.  After all, they love ripe tomatoes as much as we do.    We sprayed diluted fish emulsion every two weeks over the plants and mulched with compost and dried grass clippings.  Hubs dumps the grass clippings into the walkway to let them dry and turn brown.  Then we top dress the plants with the dried grass.  Easy peasy. 

I've been canning around 20 jars of tomatoes or tomato sauce every week this month.  I'll be happy to have a full pantry.

This was just one day's harvest.

I've also been eating tomato sandwiches - my most favorite sandwich in the world!  Yummmmm!


  1. Fantastic, Kelly! I canned some bruschetta mix, but I haven't yet canned 'just' tomatoes or tomato sauce. I'd love it if you shared your recipe(s)!

  2. I'll be posting a tutorial about canning tomatoes next week!

  3. Wow! That's a lot of tomatoes!

    I planted my zucchini plant too close to my tomatoes and they have blocked the poor plants from the sun so I'm still waiting on tomatoes over here. I'm thinking about pulling the zucchini...we tried trimming it back, but that didn't work LOL


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