Monday, April 13, 2009

Let me introduce myself

Hi, I'm Jenny. I'm a garden-holic. I love to garden. I don't always love the weather I garden in, though.
I spent a lot of years gardening in Northeastern Ohio. Rich garden soil, 80 inches of rain a year, moderate heat, four distinct seasons.

Then I moved to Arizona where our garden soil is primarily decomposing granite, 5 inches of rain per year, triple digit heat for over 130 days a year and pretty much two seasons - hot and not so hot.

The first few years I lived here all I did was whine (and try not to die from heat stroke). I missed my friends. I missed my century old farmhouse. I missed my apple trees and vegetable garden and perennial flower beds.

But then I found out you can actually grow things here! Really! Lots and lots of things including tomatoes.

For the past five years I have been ordering tomatoes from The Tasteful Garden and I think I've finally gotten it right. Last year I think we harvested well over 200 pounds of tomatoes and it was amazing and wonderful!

I don't know if the way I do it is the "right" way but it is the way that works for me and works well with our climate and soil and short gardening seasons.

But I'll tell you more as we go along.

I have to warn you, though. My tomatoes have been in the ground since Mid-March so I'll have to catch you up which might involve lots of information. Here are the boxes that arrived on my door-step on March 10.

But first things first. Hi! I am Jenny. And I am a garden-holic.

1 comment:

  1. So pretty ... I love the wrought iron fencing. :) (And I'm jealous of your mid-March tomatoes....)