I Been Gardening

I haven’t been blogging, but I’ve been gardening like a madwoman!

It’s been a while since I’ve really focused on my garden, but this year I got inspired and decided to go a little nutsy. We’ve been ripping things out, putting things in, and in general just mixing things up all over the place.

I’m going to update you on it all in a few posts over the next days, so I don’t have to write the longest garden post ever or bore you to tears with a slew of deets from the backyard.

I’m going all in on the edibles this year. Of course, I attended Tomatomania and got my tomatoes in the ground.

tomato garden

Look at that sad little one up front. That’s Snow White. I don’t know why she’s being so shy. It’s been kind of chilly here so I’m guessing she’s just waiting for the sun and heat. Don’t fail me, Snow White!

Here’s what I bought:

Snow White: A white cherry tomato.

Boxcar Willie: An heirloom slicer that’s good for salads or sauce.

Lemon Cherry: Large yields of yellow cherry tomatoes.

Casady’s Folly: An heirloom plum tomato with orange and red stripes. Looks amazing:


Siberian Tiger: How can you not buy the tomato called Siberian Tiger? A striped Russian salad-type tomato.

Aiko Japanese Tomato: I honestly cannot find any info on this tomato online, and at this point I can’t even remember why I bought it. I think it’s a plum tomato. Mystery of the season!

Crnkovic Yugoslavian: I had to buy this one because my maternal grandmother’s family is from Slovenia. A dark-pink slicer.

Pork Chop: A green and yellow striped beefsteak tomato.

Blush: A 2″ long cherry tomato that’s yellow with a pinkish “blush” on the blossom end when ripe. Supposedly, it has a tropical pineappley flavor. Can’t wait!

Gardener’s Delight: A German heirloom red cherry.

Isis Candy: Kind of self-explanatory. A red and yellow cherry tomato that tastes like CANDY!

Bloody Butcher: A deep red tomato that produces early, so hopefully we’ll get some of these relatively soon.

Haley’s Purple Comet: A purple cherry tomato. Yum!


So yeah, that’s 13 plants. I got some reinvigorated soil in the garden, so I’m hoping that I’ll have a good harvest. Nothing better than walking out to the garden and picking some cherry tomatoes and eating them right off the vine.


I’ve planted a few tomatoes in pots and I’m curious to see how they do compared to the ones in the ground. I’ll keep you posted!

Next up: the rest of the veggies I planted in the yard!


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  • April 14, 2015, 11:25 am Royce Townsend

    Beth, I bought an Aiko plant at Tomatomania in Fillmore last week. It had a Japanese tag on it. What can you tell me about your plant? Was it a Determinate or Indeterminate. How high did it get?