Category Archives: Heirloom

Insisting on Tomatoes

My own tomatoes, that is. Not only do I like to grow my own tomatoes for their fresh deliciousness, I like to start heirloom varieties of my choosing from seed to increase the tastiness. I am very fond of Stupice, for its early production and fantastic flavor, Brandywine for its beauty and reliability, and Orange Queen for its impressive colour and large fruits. I also grow a red cherry and yellow teardrop tomato that are reliable producers.

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Last year was a terrible summer for tomatoes in Seattle…. Continue reading

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Corny


This year for the first time since I was a child, I grew corn. I had never tried to grow corn in Seattle. Being a long season crop that appreciates consistent warm weather, corn is not well adapted to the Pacific Northwest. And yet, who can call herself a farmer if she doesn’t at least try to grow corn? Continue reading

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It’s Tomato-o’clock

It’s been a long time – I KNOW. I moved back to Seattle, summer came and went in a flash, then Scott and I bought a house and we moved. It’s been crazy. And all this and harvest season arrived!! … Continue reading

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