Friday, April 13, 2012

Tomato time

During a break in the rain today, a friend of mine and I
Set up the funky linear cage system I like to use for the tomatoes
Perhaps I should have placed the tomatoes in first, but by carefully reeeeeaching through the 6" openings in the mesh, I managed to tip each of the first eight seedlings into holes made on a slant, so that they'll make more roots along their stems and hopefully grow very happily
Of course, it's not supposed to rain again, at least not this week. Wonder if it will again? I did lay out the hoses carefully so I can hook them up to the irrigation system if needed.

And tomorrow? I'm going to heavily harvest spinach ahead of the dry weather. Tonight's dinner was a bowl of leaves sauteed with garlic and dressed with a tiny bit of vinegar. The namers of the "Gigante d'Inverno" weren't kidding! 

I think the one next to it is Monstreux de Viroflay, but it's not such a monster.


Daphne Gould said...

I grow Gigante d'Inverno too. It make it really easy to pick a large patch.

kitsapFG said...

The spinach is huge! Good job on the tomato planting - probably was a tricky business to get them into their planting holes with the structure already up on both sides.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Today is usually the day I plant my tomatoes, but I'm so far behind this year. So glad spring is lagging like me at the moment ;) I was actually quite disappointed when we grew Monstreux de Viroflay last year. Gigante d'Inverno definitely did better for us, and yes, the leaves are huge!

Erin said...

I did that same thing 2 years ago, then had to use wire cutters to get my hands and plants through the cage system LOL!!! Congrats on getting them in!

Stefaneener said...

Daphne, it is a treat, and the flavor seems fine.

kitsapFG -- I am nothing if not resourceful. If it wasn't big mesh I'd have been in trouble.

CVF -- I need to remember that I like this variety and hate Bloomsdale. Bad, bad savoying.

Erin -- that's so funny. I might have pulled the walls if I had had to cut them.