Kelly the Culinarian: Container gardening with Kelly: Fruits of my labor

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Container gardening with Kelly: Fruits of my labor

What a tasty project. I've learned a lot in my summer gardening project. For example, my patio tomatoes are experiencing some blossom end rot. On the bottom of the tomato, it rots where the flower used to be. It' cured by adding crushed eggshells to the soil.

Also, peppers are surprisingly resilient. Despite less than ideal conditions, I will have more jalapenos than I know what to do with. Maybe I could sell the surplus with that salmonella scare ...

Also, sweet 100 or cherry tomatoes are awesome. Even though I got this plant late in the season, I've already gotten at least two dozen of the little suckers. They've been good in salads, which has been my only application for them besides popping them in my mouth right off the vine.

Really, the most important aspect of this whole container gardening thing is compost. See the circle of culinary life?

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