Thursday, May 5, 2016

Back in the Garden Again

Market List- Lamb Cuts and 4 kinds of Brats, Salad Mix, Kale bunches, Cilantro and Spearmint.

I have not gotten anything canned this week. Busy recovering so as to get back to work more quickly. Saturday, we will have a work day at the Farm during and after market. We will be trying to shape our beds and get them covered and ready to plant. If anybody feels like getting their hands dirty, come on out. We will be working 10-5 planting tomatoes. Below are some of the varieties. Anyone who helps out will leave with some of their own tomato plants from this list. Trust me, we have enough.

Mortgage Lifter- Pink, Good performer, disease resistant and yummy flavor. Can crack if there is a lot of moisture but dependability in flavor and taste make it worth it.

Pork Chop- Great flavor and early production. Performed well in a continuously wet season.

Black from Tula- As always, an amazing variety. Great texture, juicy yet meaty wonderful flavor. A little susceptible to aphids.

Purple Carbon- same as above also add high germination rate.

Paul Robeson- Yummy! will always make my list. Brick red, rich and smoky flavor.

                Black Plum- Beautiful brick red plum type tomato,
                      varies in size from grape to plum size

Azoychka Russian-Citrusy, Juicy Slicer.

Caspian Pink- It's a keeper! Good production, low acid with great tomato flavor, beautiful fluted fruit.

Green Zebra- not so great production this year but once you taste a Zebra,
you will always have a space for it.

  Golden Jubilee- Good producer of lower acid tomatoes.

Pantano Romanesco- another flat fluted tomato, good production and disease resistance.

Cherry tomatoes

Red Grape tomato that has fabulous production AND dries into a superbly chewy tomato

Chocolate Cherry-
These bruised beauties are rich in flavor and meaty
Violet Jasper surpasses itself with Green and purple striped beauty as well as production, is beautiful but needs to be fully ripe to obtain full flavor. 

Gold Nugget- New but supposedly sweeter than Sun Gold.

These Beautiful Striped tomatoes can have as many as 4 colors. Some argue that they are the same as pineapple. They are not my favorite because they are lower in acid than I like but have a big following.

Cherokee Green and Purple- Yes, we have both color this year. Again, not one of MY picks for the table but I am in the minority. Super sweet and for an Heirloom extremely productive. They just don't have enough acid for me. They are our largest, best looking plants.

We have an abundance of  Reds, there are many to choose from this year.
Arkansas TravelerEarly Girl




Pink Girl
Sweet Carneros

Eva Purple Ball

Don't forget, we start everything from seed and this year we mixed our own compost from off the farm. These plants not only are unique but strong and beautiful too.
So that's about it, Things have been strange for the last couple of weeks. I should be back this Saturday but either way, one of us will be there. We will have this list printed out for you to refer to as well as seed packet pictures. It's going to be 84 degrees so there will be Lemonade and Organic Green Tea with Jasmine.

God's Blessings on you and yours,


Sam and Bill


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