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I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

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December 11, 2005

a wander down the garden path

this is a picture of a few of my tomato plants * this was taken a couple of weeks ago & the plants have grown quite abit * of course, I didn't put enough stakes around the plants so am now demented in trying to keep them all tied up. They have started to bear fruit and I will be able to keep the whole town of Woodford supplied with tomatoes this year ! I read somewhere that they love crushed eggshells so I have put quite alot of eggshells around and under the plants and it seems to be working. I garden organically so alot of the plants you see are companion plants that attract all the good bugs to the garden - hover flies are my favourites right now !

9 Comments:

Blogger Calidore said...

Lucky you to have so many tomatoes coming on. Ours are still tiny bushes - if I was more organised we would be eating home grown tommys for Christmas. Bury some banana skins around your tomatoes as well. A friend told me to put a banana skin in the bottom of the hole at planting time and they won't look back. I did it last year and they did really well. If you need to save the banana skins for a while, just put them in the freezer. They go black but are fine to bury.

8:04 am  
Blogger Garden girl said...

Robyn 'dumb' Q here - what are those pots upside down on the stakes do? are they to scare birds away...novice gardener here! Our toms are not really doing anything..there is one tiny green tom showing but thats all its been toooo cold here so far for anything real good to happen.

11:49 am  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Never tried growing anything healthy before. I am a nut on flowers and then even crazier about lilies. I should give tomatoes a try!

Connie

10:02 am  
Blogger Jessica said...

Ms Robyn,

Just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love this site. I finally got a chance to read over the weekend and checked out every single post. What a special place. I plan on checking back everyday. You are an inspiration to me.

2:04 pm  
Blogger Kali said...

I am away for a couple of days and I come back to these great posts. I spent some time gardening this weekend too...my first time ever tomatoes are still alive ;) and today I used eggshells as you suggested, and will also try Calidore's banana skin suggestion. Your vegie garden looks and sounds really fab!

3:52 pm  
Blogger HomemakerAng said...

your garden looks wonderful! I MISS MINE! cant wait till Spring!
homemakerang

1:06 am  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

Your tomato plants look fantastic! Will you be making lots of chutney/ketchup/passata? I am really into my own tomato chutney (it is *so* good!).
What other veggies do you grow and can we have more pics?!?!

1:29 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Wow, seeing your tomato plants while we are enjoying snow is unreal. How good they will taste and how wonderful the sunshine must feel on your shoulders. Enjoy for us too and we will enjoy the beauties and the nuisance of the snowy season here for you too, deal?

5:43 am  
Blogger my vintage days said...

Robyn,
You are making me crave a garden tomatoe. I love tomatoes, love them, love them. My favorite meal would have to be a sliced up fresh, deep red garden tomatoe and green beans. I probably eat atleast one big tomatoe a day during the summer.

6:51 am  

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