This is part of my ongoing series of blog posts, reporting on what is going on with the Oklahoma Objector Community’s Community Garden plot (with all produce being grown either being given to folks in need, or sold and the funds used to help folks in need).
A lot has been happening in the garden since our last report.
On Saturday, I drove up to Jenks (in the Tulsa metro area) to my old friends at the Tomato Man’s Daughter to buy some excellent heirloom tomato, pepper plants plus some herb, flowers, etc. Some of the varieties I bought, that I’m most excited about include:
- Pinkheart (Yellow 1884) Tomato – One of my favorites for taste, a beautiful lower-acid yellow tomato with a pink heart
- Porter Cherry Tomato
- Brandywine Cherry Tomato – One of the most complex and tastiest of tomatoes, but with better productivity than the full-sized brandywine
- Both Red and Yellow Sweet 100 (this is an open-pollinated version of the sweet 100, but that has been bred out long enough to grow true to type)
- Jimmy Nardello’s Sweet Italian Frying Pepper
- Tomatillo Verde – two plants to ensure pollination
- Several kinds of basil – Sweet genovese, Rubin Red and Aristotle Bush
- Night flowering nicotiana (an ornamental tobacco, but I’m interested to see if it can be used for cured for pipe smoking)
Today (Sunday), I picked up a few more plants (just flowers) while out with my family in OKC. Later in the day I set up the strings for the square foot grid for bed B and then started some planting.
Here is a picture of the end result:
Since I still have some squares to plant, I won’t share the list of what is planted in what square yet.