Monday, September 24, 2012

Cheating just a bit

 I really want tomatoes a.s.a.p. so I am hoping that cheating a little by growing an advanced seedling on the verandah will have us in tomotoes sooner rather than later. The spot is pretty much perfect, sheltered, sunny and right near my bedroom.

 Things are looking promising, there are tiny flower buds forming already so hopefully some lovely, ripe and tasty Wapsipinicon Peach tomatoes will be on the kitchen bench soon. I grew this variety last year and it was great. Very sweet and soft even if a little fuzzy on the skin. It adds to its charm.

One place you can't trick, cajole or rush nature is in the hatching stakes. I noticed some peeping this morning and a little patience on my part rewarded me with the first glimpse of the newest residents on the farm. Baby turkeys. Cute for now but not for long. Mother turkey is still sitting on the eggs so hopefully there will be some more chicks tomorrow.

Spring is wonderful.


Lisa said...

I guess all babies are cute. Your tomatoes are hard to imagine - fuzzy skin like a peach!

Kim said...

We have a tomato that has come up in the compost and is still going strong , plus a roma that lasted all winter in a sheltered spot(even with alot of frosts this year!)...I am hoping they both might tide us over until the others start growing. Your little chick is very cute!

Alicia said...

I can't believe the price of tomatoes at the moment! I can't wait for our own. I bought two from the nursery a month ago and planted them. The ones from last year have just come up from seed.