Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What winter?

It's sunny and 21F here in beautiful Post Falls, Idaho. What better way to start the day than a walk with the pups at the park. To the left is Buddy and to the right is his sister Stella. As you can see from the picture, there is no snow!!! Yep, it's all in the high mountains... for now anyway. With the last two winters bringing us record snowfall I am relieved to have a mellow one ....finally...knock on wood. When I got back from my walk I had a nice surprise waiting for me in the mailbox....more seed catalogs and the tomato seeds that I ordered in January finally came. I am trying 6 new tomato varieties this spring; For cherries I will plant Marcellino, Golden Gem, Peacevine and my tried and true favorites Sweet Million and Sugar Snack. For paste tomatoes I will plant San Marzano, Amish and Gilbertie. And for slicing tomatoes, I have ordered Costoluto Genovese, Brandywine and I'm still debating on a couple more.... Any reader suggestions would be welcome as I am selling at the farmer's market this year and want a good variety.

4 comments:

  1. It looks like you are enjoying the dogs as well as you should be. I like Stella of course, and Buddy is my nickname. I hope you have been well. I don't comment anymore, a New Year's resolution in a sense, but I look each day. I guess I have turned in to a blurker. Hope to see you soon, maybe at the blogfest. The Stickman

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  2. hey Stickman, thanks for the note... the weather certainly has been great for us and the pups... With the holidays and my daughter's wedding, we've been slammed lately, but hopefully it can make it by you place sometime soon!

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  3. Hi Sunny, thanks for visiting my blog! I hope you will give sprouting a try.

    That's quite a raised bed/hoop house you have there. I look forward to reading about your gardening and brewing adventures!

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  4. Thanks Thomas...those raised beds are thanks to my dad...I'm not very handy with building things lol...except gardens that is. I plan on trying your sprouting method...I was going to buy one of those sprouting devices they sell in the garden catalogs but after reading your post I figure why waste the money...thanks again!

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