Pink Ponderosa tomato

Tomatoes either grow well in Florida or don’t grow at all. Some crack, some rot, some produce. I received a pack of  pink ponderosa tomato seed as a freebie from Baker Creek Seeds. It so far is the best producing tomato plant I have grown other than the Robeson tomato. I am amazed how big the tomato is. No cracking problems and does well in the Florida heat. It is over 6 ft tall and still going. This tomato is bigger than my hand.

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Hail Storm destroys Oklahoma gardens

Hail damage in Oklahoma was intense. If you live in Oklahoma and have pictures of your garden after the hail storm send a link and I will add it here so we can accumulate all the stories together. Some thing this heavy would have destroyed my garden.

Quick Gardens is going to Video

I have created a Youtube channel for this blog so everyone can follow the garden project in a more interactive way. I am finding it is much easier to show the process in video than try to explain it in writing. Click here for the Quick GardensYoutube channel to keep updated on the latest helpful tips, the good and bad, my cat and the Give A Garden Project. I created this blog for all those who would like to grow there own food no matter where they are. Here is the first video that started it all. Click here to view more videos.

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After the freeze

Here are some pictures showing the damage a frost can have. Planting cold weather crops paid off. Only half the garden was damaged. The broccoli, carrots, onions, garlic, peas seemed to really enjoy the cold.

Alert- Blight disease hits eastern US states

Plant disease hits eastern US veggies hard.

CONCORD, N.H. – Tomato plants have been removed from stores in half a dozen states as a destructive and infectious plant disease makes its earliest and most widespread appearance ever in the eastern United States.  Click here to read the rest of the story

Click here to view more pictures of blight diseased tomato plants.

It doesn’t look like any of my plants have been affected. I stopped buying store bought plants due to other past disease and pest issues in the past.

4th of July Garden Update

Bring out the sparklers and bottle rockets. The Vegetable garden is still kicking. I do wonder if all the smoke tonight will affect the plants. Here’s the most recent video of the garden. I use a small digital camera for filming. I need to work on projecting my voice clearer in the video.

Happy 4th everyone.

Vegetable Garden After The Rain

Here is the vegetable garden after the rain.

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