Friday, June 13, 2008

Up-date on the veggie garden

The garden is doing so well this year. Seems we can see it grow before our eyes. This picture was taken just before I removed the shelters from the tomatoes. They should be fine now that all signs of frost are gone (I sure hope so).

Below - peas, spinach, carrots and green beans.

During the Winter I read a lot on growing tomatoes (and other veggies). What I found was that tomatoes love to be watered from the roots. So I did a trial test on four Scotia tomato plants by planting a plastic bottle when I planted the tomato plants and I water them from these bottles. The water goes directly to the roots. Two other tomato plants from the same batch and planted at the very same time are about 1/3 smaller then these. Trial test was a success !

Potatoes are also growing like crazy. In about one week I'll need to add some soil and eventually add another box.


Colleen said...

Veggie garden looks great. SO green. Thanks for the great tomato watering tip, I must try that!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Colleen - a few people that have heard about my tomato watering system have come by the house to see it. They're all going to try it. Even my brother Chester was very amazed at the results.

Barb said...

Mmmmm, I can almost taste those garden grown tomatoes ... oh my imagination is really good, I can feel the juice dripping down my chin.

Don's dad waters his tomatoes this way and says he has noticed a huge difference since he started watering from the roots rather than top down.

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Barb - don't you just love a fresh tomato sandwich with mayo, salt and pepper... hmmmmmm.