Friday, August 5, 2011

I'm Baaaack

Contrary to popular belief, I did not take a cross-country hot air balloon trip. I can't believe how long it's been since I've updated the blog, but the end of class and then some visitors and then work and then buying a car (!) all got away from me and somehow it's August! When did that happen?
And with the end of summer comes harvest! Sadly, our container plants are not doing quite as well as I'd hoped. The only thing we have in over-abundance is tomatoes. And lordy to we have LOTS of tomatoes!
We have cherry tomatoes, and big beefy tomatoes, and heirloom wrinkly tomatoes.
The cherries are all ripening fast so we're enjoying them.
Check back tomorrow to see what we did with the harvest.The biggest problem we're having is blossom-end rot. We've been really careful to keep even watering and we planted the seedlings with some eggshells for calcium, but we stopped at our local garden store and the guy said our weird weather (hot, cold, warm, WET, cold, dry, HOT) means that he's seen it a lot. He recommended some of this:
I've sprayed it on twice and we're hoping for the best. Any other suggestions for ending blossom end rot?


  1. I was JUST wandering back to your blog (wondering where you'd gone) when you made this new post! What are the odds?

  2. Have you tried adding a small tsp size of Espoma lime to top dress the plants?

  3. i was starting to worry about you! such a prolific poster and then all of a sudden nothing for weeks. congrats on the nice tomato harvest!