Category Archives: Gardening

Here you will find articles related to gardening at home and other related discussion.

First Tomato Harvest

Our first crop of tomatoes was ready!  Check out the pictures below.

The first feedback from the green shoulder tomatoes are that they taste “sweeter” and “less acidic”  We’ve only had a few of those so far, but some have gotten quite big.


Most of the tomatoes that were ready are romas, and the mother in law has enough to start canning!

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Starting the Garden

For those of us in Zone 5 this is the time of year when our green thumbs start to thaw out and we begin to prepare for the coming gardening season.

This year I plan to grow lots of tomatoes, so I wanted to start those from seed.

I have started 63 tomato plants.  Even if you estimate only $1.50 for each plant buying them from a green house, on sale, that amount of plants would be nearly $100!  All I needed was to purchase the tray refills (about $5 at Menards) the seeds ($4 total for all seeds) and soil ($3 at Menards).  I already had the heating pads and lights.  $12 invested means a savings of $88!

Here’s what I planted:
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