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Old May 24, 2009   #3
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern Ohio
Posts: 170

Hey Earl!! .......and everyone else too

Sorry that I haven't been around for a while.
I've been preoccupied with some pretty intense issues the last year or so and
tomatoes kind of got put on the back burner. (Terry, you know some of it.)

But, this year I decided that I was going to get my beds in shape and raise some toms.
Having the toms in the ground and seeing them grow is good for the soul.

I have 18 plants in the ground including:
Mule Team
Arkansas Traveler
Paragon Livingston
Mortgage Lifter
Annas Noir
and Green Zebra for the wife

I also have 24 Genovese Basil plants, 2 Rosemary, 2 cilantro and several rows of
Vidalia onions in the ground.

I'm pretty happy with the beds so far since I have several toms starting already!

I have one Mule Team that is about 2" now and and a few Arkansas Travelers that
are about the size of a marble.

That frost the other night hurt my basil just a bit.
The top leaves got a little touch but not enough to do much damage, toms came
through just fine.

I have to admit, I cheated a bit this year.
I bought my plants from the Ohio Historical Society and they were about 10-12" tall when I bought them.
The Adena Mansion is here in Chillicothe and they have a plant sale every spring, so, nothing from seed this year.

But, they are heirlooms and they are growing.

I've really missed talking with you guys.......
"To wander this country and this world looking for the best barbecue — and
never actually finding it would be a life well spent, a delicious journey in which
enlightenment comes with the search — not the arrival." - Anthony Bourdain
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