Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Southwest Washington
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How exciting! You are right - nothing like a tomato, fresh out of the garden, still warm from the sun! Strawberries are the best out of your own garden too. I like the day neutrals, that just produce their little heads off all summer. And blueberries and raspberries. Yummmmm. We don't have groundhogs here, but we do have moles that do a nice job of tearing things up. And slugs. I even have to start my sunflowers in pots and transplant them and slug bait them to the hilt or the slugs will just devour them overnight until the plants get quite large.
I have a new greenhouse coming in a couple of months - a little late for getting stuff started for this year, but I hope to plant some tomatoes in pots and the plan is to move them into the greenhouse this fall before the rains hit the end of August or first of September. I always get late blight once the rains hit in late summer, and they just turn yuck overnight. I had given up hope of ever getting a greenhouse, and then came upon a new product by a couple of young men at one of the recent Portland OR garden shows, and they were offering a great deal IMO but I really liked the concept - it is modular. You can add to it in the future, re-configure it, take it apart to move it, and they were offering a great show price. Whoo Hoo. Only downside is that they got so many orders, that we have to wait a couple of months for it. Good thing, as my spot isn't ready yet anyway!
Linda, Augie & Finn's Mom