April Showers and All That

The weather puppets were calling for rain yesterday so I made it to Uncle Bob’s before dark and planted a few “cold weather crops.”

Click on the picture to read what I had to say about that a few years ago when I was in the Aunt Tomato business.

I come to the garden aloneThe grey matter you see is rock dust; it’s an experiment.

Onward lettuce, onward radishes!  Silly old Aunt Tomato.

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9 Responses to April Showers and All That

  1. jbomb62 says:

    I laughed when I read my question to Aunt Tomato about cold weather crops. While your advice (and your practice) is stellar when it comes to all things tomato (and other plants), I think the “growing gene” may have passed me by. I leave the growing to the professionals.

  2. Slipper Sistah says:

    Yeah! Brother Jimmy, I’m with you on this one. My idea of a cold weather crop is pop corn and a movie. My older brother on the other hand comes by with a whole set up to do hanging plants this spring. He sets three packages of seeds; Sugar Daddy peas, and two types cukes on the kitchen table. He’s a real fan of Aunt Tomato’s garlic by the way. That was nearly a month ago. The bags used in the hanging gardens have holes in them, aren’t water proof, so just where does one hang such a thing, surely not over the kitchen desk or kitchen sink! Helen had donated some flowers a couple of years ago to go into the Memorial garden for my mother and fortunately for me they were of the hardy type and are coming up this spring. I remember watching them flower last year, they were so bright and cheerful. At the end of the summer though, the time to pull the dead shoots was not clear to me. They are still there. I suppose it is safe to do so now!
    I think that is where the need for apprenticeship comes in. Hint, hint, Aunt Tomato! Will let you know if those seeds ever meet up with any dirt and what happens after that.

    • I had an agrarian friend who said not everyone needs to be farmers, but enough people need to be farmers and food producers. The key here is “producers.” Apprentices always wanted!

    • I had an agrarian friend who said not everyone needs to be farmers, but enough people need to be farmers and food producers. The key here is “producers.” Apprentices always wanted!

  3. Slipper Sistah says:

    That’s great news! Where do I sign up?

  4. Loosehead Prop says:

    Is that a huge raised bed in the background?

  5. Loosehead Prop says:

    Why, in Heaven’s name?

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