I had mentioned in It Ain’t Easy Being Green-House that I would tell you more about tomatoes. Keith had a fantastic tomato crop last year. Well, more than fantastic – he had 2 harvests. Here’s how it happened. He started them under lights in the basement. In January. Yellow Pear tomatoes, Sweet Baby Cherry, Marmande (heirloom) and Plum.

By the time it was ready to move them out in May, we had been eating yellow pear tomatoes from the 8-foot high basement tomato vines. They were in gallon pots and were staked to anything he could find.

Smart guy that he is, Keith cut them down, leaving the roots and about 1 foot of stem and that’s what I planted outside in, what was then, our new garden. They grew up nice and strong and we harvested many, many during the season.

One day's harvest, September 2009

 Here’s what’s growing today!

Basil = pesto = love

Peppers

More Peppers

I just asked Keith to remind me what seeds we ordered yesterday.  Here’s how it went down.

K: Your edamame, some spinach and arugula and Jamaican bat guano. Me: Wait, what? You got what?  K: Guano – bat shit. Me: I thought you were just getting seeds. K: It’s good fertilizer.

All I can do is laugh. God, he just cracks me up. So, we have worms in the basement and shit in the mail. This adventure is getting crazier by the minute. Hang on for the ride.

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