Monday, October 24, 2011
Ok, I am trying not to be too smug here.....but here is the first tomato at duck herder central ripening on the vine.
Yup. In the glass house we have an apollo and a cherry tomato growing in large pots, sitting in a tray of water so they don't dry out. Being coddled and loved and fertilized and covered and double covered and well, here we are.
On the other side of the glass house we have tomatos slowly replacing auto pots of winter salad greens. The Auto pot system is great - only kind of hydroponics because you can grow the plants in soil rather than a non soil medium.
Meanwhile, the main tomato, eggplant and capsicum seedlings are hardening up outside.
Today is very windy - so they are being extra hardened up!
Just one more shot - of my lovely capsicum seedlings - these are "cherry time" - a small red cap. Everything looks very healthy. Growing veggies from seed is very rewarding. It also teaches you a LOT about soil and plant nutrition and soil biology and balance and health. It is all love.