Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thinking Ahead

Even though I only grew one kind of vegetable this summer, I still learned from the experience. My two patio tomatoes are nearing the end of their productivity. The tomatoes they produced tasted wonderful, much better than the store bought ones or even the ones from the farmer's market. Unfortunately they did not produce nearly enough tomatoes to cover the cost of the plants themselves. So next year no patio tomatoes. I will try cherry tomatoes instead. And I will plant them in the ground, not in pots. Other things I'm considering trying next year: potatoes, zucchini, and yellow squash. And maybe an apricot tree...

9 comments:

Smellyann said...

Was it a lot of work?

Apricot tree sounds good!

Stacy said...

Its funny how much you learn from your garden - whether big or small. I want to try potatoes as well - an apricot tree does sound lovely!

BerryBird said...

I want to try potatos next year, too! Funny how that seems to be a theme.

Nadine said...

I ate my farmer's market potatoes for dinner last night and they were sooooo good. I want to grow ones just like that!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Those things all grow really well and fairly easily. Good luck with that.

Hey, the goodness of the tomatoes and the delight of having your own is maybe worth the investment?

I am thinking of getting a patio tomato for a really LARGE planter we have and fertilizing it, in addition to the ones in the garden.

Our zucchinis are really good. Better than storebought and oh so fresh! Yum yum!

I've also had pretty good luck with potatoes, but don't have any this year. Are garden is SO SMALL!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Als, I want to save seeds and do the heritage thing (also get some from people who do heritage like Debbie H.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I used to do heritage before I moved here.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The rotten squirrels take the tomatoes just as they are getting ripe.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

In spite of the fact that I FEED them corn and seeds etc.