Monday, June 30, 2008

Tomaat!

Sara's superfantastic TOMATO MAP














Connie's heirloom tomatoes were transplanted by Sara and Roy June 21st. The plants have endured a lot already, but most look alright now that they're in the garden. Sara was careful to plant them deeply, and sink any broken stems. Beneath the new three way mix is quite a heavy clay, which she has expressed concern about, a concern I share...but, the soil's properties are not unexpected, all things considered - so we just have to work with what we're given this year and hope for the best.
Some will require staking.



Before and after additions to the soil; the three piles delivered by LCR have now been distributed between Connie's tomato garden, and two 30x15 FSRN plots at the south end.

Man
y thanks to the help from the Physical Plant/Grounds for moving the soil from one end of the garden to the other!!!



Jeff is going to come rototill it all again - time permitting, hopefully on Friday. :)







planting map FSRN 2008


for reading in a bathtub:

Harborne, Jeffrey B., and Herbert Baxter. Chemical Dictionary of Economic Plants: Dictionary of Useful Plant Products. 2001
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