Saturday, May 19, 2012

Good things coming in the garden!

Who doesn't love a homegrown tomato?  Early in the spring we decided to max out the plots with as many tomato plants as possible.  We learned how to prune the vines to create more fruit and boy are they happy with the cool, wet spring we've had.   
It's a tomato jungle out there!  

The trick is to keep the tomatoes on the vine until harvest.  We've set up elaborate netted structures to keep out the squirrels and there's a search and destroy mandate on all cutworms, caterpillars and various hopping bugs.   We've had some tomato casualties, but I think were still on the winning end of things. 

In addition were trying a twist on an old classic.  Meet our scarecrow "Rake-chel" 
she's pretty fierce.  I think our new Mayor has a crush...

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