Monday, February 24, 2014
Let the Gardening Commence in an RV
I also have my mini greenhouse out back. It has 5 shelves. I plan on filling up those shelves with starter plants that I will put into a container or a bucket or something that was once used for something else.
Our neighbors, Dick and Joan, are super cool. I'm glad we have people like them living next door. Anyhow, they've told me that I can use their backyard for my garden. I'm eternally grateful for the use of the space and I will pay them back...in produce! Dick grows a couple of tomato plants every year. They are on a very limited income. I told them not to buy their tomato starter plants...I'll be happy to share some of mine.
Crimson Cushion Beefsteak
Camp Joy Cherry
Mortgage Lifter: Radiator Charlie's
Marianna's Peace (Thanks, Anissa!! I love you for sharing these with me!!)
Silvery Fir Tree
Super Sonic (From what I've found out, this is a hybrid, not an heirloom, but a fantastic tasting and producing tomato)
Violet Jasper Cherry
Blondkopfchen Yellow Cherry
Southern Belle (These were acquired in a trade and I can't find a photo for them...they may be known by a different name.)
Box Car Willie
Red Currant Cherry
Rideau Sweet Cherry
Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge
Stripes of Yore
Large Barred Boar
Old Timey Yellow
Snow White Cherry
These are the tomato seeds that I have in my possession at this moment. I'm waiting seven more days for the last remaining seeds that I've traded for to come in and everyone is getting planted. I'm waiting for Green Zebra, Brandywine, Pink Brandywine and Carbon. There may be a few others, but we'll have to wait and see.
As for peppers, this is what I've got going. I'll link a photo to each of the ones that, most likely, won't be all that familiar.
Mini Bell Mix
Grand Bell Pepper Mix
Croatian Sweet Stuffer (No photo available...it's one of those wait and see type of things.)
Red Pimento and
As soon as this blog post is done, I'll be sending off a variety of trades for some other cool things: Brandywine, Costoluto Genovese, Yellow Stuffer, Polish Linguisa and Pink Brandywine tomatoes, poblano, Red Peter and Corno di Toro peppers.
I'm also going to attempt to grow different colored carrot varieties...10 pounds of each in 5-gallon buckets. Wish me luck!
Enjoy...Happy Gardening and...PEACE!
P.S.: I started a new group on Facebook called Heirloom Tomato Addicts Anonymous. If you'd like to join, just click on the name and ask...I'll be happy to add you in.