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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.

Raul & Nora Rodriguez


Victory Garden News and Tips: The Great Vegetable Production, and the wave of the future.

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

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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