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Written by: Greg Runyon
7/31/2009 3:51 PM 

I made a small harvest from my garden this morning, in preparation for tomorrow’s Downtown Farmers Market.  I’ll be bringing six or seven tomatoes, three cucumbers, some jalapenos and some Anaheim peppers.  


For knowing essentially nothing about gardening, I’m pretty pleased with how things are progressing so far.  You gardeners in the audience will shudder when I mention that I have eight, yes eight, tomato plants going right now.  Did I mention that that’s in about a  4x8 space?  It’s getting a bit tight.  Barring disaster or some blight, I may be able to provide tomatoes for everyone I know for the next several weeks.  I bought two varieties of tomato (Early Girl and Big Beef) in four-packs, and couldn’t bring myself to just chuck some of the sprouts, so I planted them all.  I will do this differently next year.  No one needs this many tomatoes, save perhaps Chef Boyardee.


I think the Farmer’s Market on the 15th of August will really be the big sales day.  Not much you can do with the limited haul I have this time around.  I expect to be sold-out early.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to eat stuff grown by me?  By the 15th, those Big Beef tomatoes ought to be catching up to the Early Girls and I should be swimming in ‘em.


Here’s to another fine Farmer’s Market for everyone!


Yours in vegetation,


Gardener Greg



3 comment(s) so far...

Re: The First Harvest

When will we be enjoying some of that delicious pasta salad you make that has cucumbers in it?

By Loretta on   8/4/2009 12:04 PM

Re: The First Harvest

What, no zucchini, Greg? I'd like to hear why you are discriminating against zucchini!

By Euell Gibbons (not) on   8/19/2009 9:10 PM

Re: The First Harvest

As you can see, I know next-to-nothing about gardening. One thing I do know, however, is that everyone I've ever known who plants zucchini spends the rest of the summer desperately trying to give the stuff away to friends, acquaintances, and strangers on the street. Plus, I like zucchini enough to eat it maybe 4 to 6 times a year. I have little trouble meeting that quota without planting it myself.

P.S.: I don't know who you really are, but the fact that you tossed out a Euell Gibbons reference makes me like you. I laughed, and hard. Good work.

By gregr on   8/19/2009 9:10 PM

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