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¬†We apologize for not keeping current with our blog in the Fall of 2010. Unfortunately, we had some devastated news that Nora had inoperable terminal lung cancer. We have been engaged in a battle to prolong her life since , a battle I am sorry to say, we will not be able to win.
  
  As has been our theme throughout life , we endeavor to promote life. This book, and the attention given to it , has evolved out of our sincere hopes that our children, as well as those who read it, will strive to make this world we live in a more hospitable place to reside. We firmly believe that utilizing the companion planting process is by far the most natural compliment to growing food that nature intended.
  Using heirloom seeds, as they were intended, insures the integrity of the species, as well as maintaining the availability that God has given man , not some corporate megalomaniacs , that want to dominate man to his own injury.
   
  This text is for those who want a concise form on information, without having to pour over volumes of websites, and text books. We have already done this. We have successfully applied the information, and are more than satisfied with the results, we hope you are too.

 In a world that increasingly will demand that we strive to help each other , this is our gift to you, we hope that you will derive some benefit from it. May God Bless , and keep you safe.

Sincerely,
Raul & Nora Rodriguez

 

Victory Garden News and Tips: June 2010

Find all you need to build a successful organic garden , with companion planting. Canning charts for harvest, as well as compost guide.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Welcome to the garden as of June 25th mid day.


                                                                 
                                                                                                                       


  The squash and zucchinni are moving right along, getting pounds of these every other day. Our tomatoes are getting closer and closer to coming in , in good volume. We should be able to assess just about how many pounds we will have on Monday. This is in the first tier of planting which is 10 days apart from the second tier of planting, we intentionally staggard the planting to prolong the growing season freshness.

  We have quite a few pictures of the majority of the tomatoes. For those who got plants from us in the spring, and somehow lost the identification, you may want to browse through and see if this helps with what you have.


      Green Zebra's                                                                                                                                          



creole




Jersey Devils





                                                                     Aunt Ruby's Green
                                                                               
                                                                                  
                                                                                      
                                                                  
                                                                               
                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                  
                                                                      Cherokee Purple

                                                                                 

                                                                           Carbon

                                                                              

                                                                    Brandywine Red
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                               
                                                                                 
                                                                      Black  Krim        
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                               

                                                                          
                                                                      Amish Paste                                                                    
                                                                                       






Abe Lincoln






                                                                            Taxi's
                                                                                




                                                                              Storgul             
                                                                                                                                                                  





                                                                      White Wonder                                     




                                                                                        


                                                                        Yellow Pear        


                                                                                   


                                                                  Japanese   Trafellie               


                                                                                 

                                                                              Aussie           



                                                                            


                                                                                  


                        
                                                                Brandywine  Black       


                                                           

                                                                Paul  Robeson                                                                                                                                                        


                                                                                    

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Great Vegetable Production, and the wave of the future.






  The last week, has been dedicated to installing the irrigation system.  A Mr. Misty Lanscaper  application, other than the method it use's to disperse the water, I believe they named it after the reaction your eyes get, after you get done paying for this sophisticated technology.

  I can assure you, that if you are looking for a means to loose weight, and rationalize the additional cost towards having to pay for a gym, it makes this investment a little more pallatable.

  Due to the water pressure here, we have divided the 2500 sq. ft. garden, into  5 quaderant sections of piping. This allows for maximum water spray patterns on the various sprayers that are installed.

  All that is left, is to tweek the system, for optimum watering, as the summer progress's.

  We picked our first tomatoe today! The winner of the great tomatoe race is a " Black Krim " ( as shown below)


  We are  not quite sure, " when " ; we will be eating this 1/2 lb beauty , however, we are sure it won't make it past the weekend.  I'm really excited, this particular specimen is supposed to require " no salt ", and is recommended,  for recovering heart disease patients , so it will be interesting to see just how this stands up to the salt-a-holic that I am.  
                                                                   

                                                                                    

 The picture above, is of the second runner up, this little beauty is an "Aussie", she's been living up to their reputation,  hiding in leaves "down under" near the ground.


    Above, are some; "Aunt Ruby's Green " tomatoes, especially designed for the culinary palate of Fried Green Tomatoe connoiseurs. Followed below by some "New Jersey Devils" , which are frying tomatoes. These guys are huge!.

                                                                                
                                                                             
  In addition , our green peppers are coming in, we've got a whole bunch of different types, right now!, the hotties are really showin up, we're going to have to find some people who like these babies, or salsa production is going to start early this year.

                                                                                  
 The rest of the pictures, are of various pose's in our star studded cast of delictable organiclly grown produce, we have 2 type's of yellow squash, zuchinni, egg plant, 3 types cucumbers, radishes. 11 types of peppers; red, yellow, green & orange bell's. Cubanelle's of course, Serano's , Hungarian's, Banana"s, Red & Yellow Peter peppers, as well as Jalapeno's on a schtick!

  Last , but not least, that old favorite southern staple, Okra!, Yeap, it's come down to goin totally southern, we tried pickled orkra this year, and totally bonded with it. Now ain't that the Bee's Knee's.
                       
  Well it's , this is my favorite time of year, it's time to be "a pickin and a grinnin", as my old stepbrothers Jim & Jon would say.  Sure miss those guy's, saa'lute!



          



                                                                                                                 




                                                                                    




                                                                                                                                

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