Sunday, August 5, 2007

Oops -- Time to water again!


After our wet and wonderfully cooler early summer months, it's time to water again. Unfortunately, I got distracted this week and neglected some plants in planters and, lo and behold, they are strangling in the heat! After apologizing profusely (and a nice dousing of H-2-O), they are coming back to normal. But I did feel them giving me dirty looks when I walked by this morning...

My Dad sent me to a great website this morning - it was like garden eye candy! It's http://www.tomatobob.com and it's full of vegetables and heirloom tomatoes. It's got me fantasizing about next year's tomato crop -- or, maybe even the second summer crop here in balmy Texas. We've so enjoyed my Cherokee Purple Heirloom tomatoes this year - they are just delicious. I think one of the things I like about planting heirlooms is the history entwined in their roots and vines. It's somehow gratifying to think, that in all the hustle and bustle and modern convenience of our lives today, we can still till the soil and plant the same healthy foods our ancestors enjoyed hundreds of years ago.

Happy planting!