Can you have too many tomato plants?

Really— can you? Nichole came through and gave me three beautiful Italian tomato plants yesterday, so I filled up the last three spots in my garden with them today. She gave me a San Marzano, which I grew last year and loved, and two Bisignano #2 plants. Both are paste tomatoes. I’m excited to see how they do. This time I took some pictures of what I did to plant. I’m not much on folk stuff, but aspirin is good science that helps plants yield more and resist disease like late blight better. My friend puts eggshells in with her tomatoes as you can see. This is unlikely to help with blossom end rot — my soil is already very…

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Back home

My daughter decided to move to Utah to be closer to school and to try and get her driver’s license at the beginning of the month. She got everything lined up, we found an apartment to move her into, and we’ll took off on June 4. The trip was super wacky. We had snow, rain, hail, rainbows, and dust storms. It was crazy. With the virus and protests, we decided not to travel after 7pm in case there were curfews, which slowed us down some — not that I minded. Sydney’s car is NOT comfortable to travel in. We spent a few days with Jared’s folks on the way out. They are working on their new house. While they were…

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Angry birds

I went out this morning to spray because I saw some bug damage yesterday during my daily walk-through of the garden, and a Very Angry Bird started chirping and dive bombing me. I ignored it, figuring it was just surprised I was outside so early, when it flew down and landed just feet away from me on the rose arch. When I didn’t move fast enough, it actually moved to stare me right in the eye and tell me what it thought about me — and it wasn’t safe for a family blog. After a minute or two I suddenly came to the realization that the thing I thought was a clump of leaves caught in the shrub, wasn’t. I…

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