“Lemon Boy” Rocks

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Photo By: Tom Myrick -2018-

Writer: Tom Myrick

We’re not talking about an album by Cavetown we’re talking about tomatoes! This somewhat new hybrid, Lemon Boy, is without a doubt the favorite tomato grown this season at the Veggie-Bed. Producing a unique yellow skin and a delightful flavor countless slices made their way to boundless salads and meals.
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Invasion of the Cucurbits


Photo By: Tom Myrick -2018-

Writer: Tom Myrick

This season the Veggie-Bed was overrun with squash. By planting squash throughout the Veggie-Bed’s grounds in areas having plenty of sun and good drainage, these plants flourished. Collecting bags of squash my friends and neighbors were bombarded by the abundance of this prolific plant.  A genus of herbaceous vines in the gourd family Cucurbitaceae, Cucurbits (aka Cucurbita) contains squash, the species grown worldwide for their edible fruit. Continue reading Invasion of the Cucurbits

Clusters of Turnips (Purple Top White Globe) Seedlings

tcTurnips (Purple Top White Globe) was the fifth choice for the fall ‘Veggie-Bed’ garden. With an average germination time of 10.5 days and 55 days to harvest, a total of 65.5 days from date sowed (August 21st) to an estimated harvest date of October 26th. Turnip seeds were sown in a well-worked soil bed. Seeds were sown thinly in rows 11/2’ apart and covered with ½’’ fine soil and firmed lightly. Pine needles were applied thinly to hold moisture in the soil. Continue reading Clusters of Turnips (Purple Top White Globe) Seedlings