Tag Archives: tomatoes

Planting Tomatoes

It took most of the day to plant the fourth plot in five varieties of tomatoes. Using two pallets from Kate’s farm I sorted the metal stakes by size then pitchforked the grass clippings that have been on the plot … Continue reading

Posted in Garden | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Saturday at Home

After a Saint Patrick’s Day meetup with friends in Iowa City I drove home, parked my car in the garage and haven’t moved it since. It was too cold for outside work on Saturday so I stayed in, did laundry, … Continue reading

Posted in Garden, Home Life, Local Food, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Garden Plot Six 2016

Garden plot six was five varieties of tomatoes — Italian, Amish Paste, Beefsteak, Rose and Kanner Hoell. It was an abundant crop — about 200 pounds harvested — but most of the crop went bad on the vine due to … Continue reading

Posted in Garden, Local Food | Tagged , ,

Hay Feeder Rings

Something is wrong when the garden produces tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers in Iowa the fourth week in October. I’ll dice tomatoes for breakfast tacos later this week, Bangkok peppers are in the dehydrator, and cucumbers and jalapeno peppers in the … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Work Life | Tagged , , , , , ,

Red Bell Pepper Soup

The abundance of tomatoes, bell peppers and onions is leading to a pot of soup featuring those ingredients. There is no recipe — I used ingredients already in the ice box. I cut up a bag of onion seconds and sauteed … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Local Food | Tagged , , ,

In An Iowa Kitchen

The local food movement relies more on kitchens than grocery stores; more on gardens than commercial growers. While use of locally sourced food by many restaurants has changed to include more of it, a local foods movement cannot be sustained … Continue reading

Posted in Local Food | Tagged , , , , ,

Late Fall Reflections

Leaves are beginning to fall from the Green Ash trees. Those on the two early apple trees have been down more than a week. The garden is producing and likely will until the hard frost comes in mid-October. This time, … Continue reading

Posted in Home Life | Tagged , , , ,