Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tomatoes!

I always start my tomato seeds in my greenhouse on April Fools Day and they are up already!  I save the seeds from the best tomatoes from year to year and every year they just get better and better. This is very easy to do if you want to try it.  Ignore all the complicated advise about fermenting them and such.  Just squish some seeds from a good tomato onto a paper towel and put them in a book.  Next Spring tear off little sections of towel with the seed and plant it.  I always get about 98% germination which is better than the seed packets you can buy and I know where they came from.
   Did you know that saving seeds is ILLEGAL?  Especially if you are a farmer and grow commercially.
Google "Monsanto" to discover what you are eating and how they manipulate the food resources. Pretty scary.
   I don't plant genetically modified seeds or use any pesticides or herbicides in my garden.  Healthy plants don't need these.

6 comments:

SooZeQue said...

Oh man, wish I had a basket of those! Isn't it sad what has happened to our food everywhere. I grew up with an orchard and fresh veggies we picked everyday - fresh baked pies. Monsanto makes me sick!!! They even take down the farmer next door if any of their seeds happen to grow on his side of the fence. Sadder yet that we as a society have let this happen.

Barbra Joan said...

You've always been a good farmer, so plant those tomatoes, You need some 'spring' in your life...
hugs, BJ

stonepost said...

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www.thrivemovement.com sorry I am not clever enough to make a link to this. It is very interesting no matter what one believes!

stonepost said...

Thank you Barbra, it is a very small space that I can control.

CrimsonLeaves said...

These look yummy and I know from personal experience how awesome your dried tomatoes are too. What companies do to our foods these days is truly frightening. I love your methods, Jer.

Constance Stanza Extravaganza Extraordinaire said...

Your tomatoes look beautiful Jerry :-) Our big snowmelt is happening and we now have a pair of Mallard Ducks using the lake that once was our driveway as their new home. I have lots of news to tell you, please hook up sometime today or tomorrow okay? oxox