Sunday, June 13, 2010

Farm Photos

We had a freak frost here around May 4th (our last frost date here is April 22nd). The frost hit only a small spot in the yard where I had some tomatos planted using the lasagna gardening method with cardboard and straw. I had to use my back-up plants to replant but this Chinese Velvet tomato for which I had no back-up. Luckily it survived and I can use it in my tomato breeding projects. Always have a back-up plan!

Martoc broad beans. And those are Sugar Magnolia peas in the background, one of the better purple peas I'm growing. Sugar Magnolia is a Alan Kapular variety that I got from Peace Seelings. I wan't to try to cross Sugar Magnolia with Carouby de Maussane.

A jungle of stuff!

Lasagna style garden area with tomatos with sunchokes.

Paste tomato trials. Each bamboo stick is a different variety.

Bush bean trials.

Three sisters area. I just planted some of the beans.

Rows of stuff


  1. Wow! You have a HUGE garden!!! It looks great!

    How many tomato plants do you have growing?

  2. Thanks Toni! I'm not sure how many tomato plants are growing but I think about 100.