“Cherry tomato hell has hit Boulder belt. This happens every year when we have more cherry tomatoes than we can possibly sell but they have to be harvested anyway. If we do not pick them they will start splitting and rotting on the vines which will attract the wrong insect crowd as well as a lot of fungi, bad bacteria and viruses. The result will be dying vines loaded with inedible fruit long before frost kills them off. Something we want to avoid”
Enjoyed reading Lucy’s little rant that just happens to be full of great gardening tips. It is in her environmental passion that I can intersect with her politics… but otherwise we are polar opposites. For me, that shouldn’t matter in good gardening camaraderie, although I know that some don’t want any politics with their gardening and others want the politics to at least be of their own flavor.
Good reading written by a knowledgeable and dedicated organic grower. I personally try to incorporate locally grown organic produce into my grocery shopping at all opportunities, so of course I am an easy sell on all this. It is good for us (healthwise) and good for the earth. Lucy gives you plenty of persuasive info in her sidebar.