2 acre farm: Worth the Effort

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The experiences, trials, and lives on a small farm in rural Illinois.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Worth the Effort

My dad has always said that the goal is to have tomatoes by July 4th and of course it rarely ever happens, if you buy your plants from the store that is. I started my tomatoes from seed in our basement the first week of March. By the first week of April they were in the ground, a solid month before our last date of frost. During that time we had two frost scares that had me outside covering 2000 square feet of tomatoes with plastic.

Yesterday, June 23rd, I picked two ripe tomatoes. My dad, who got his plants from me, picked his first tomato a week before I picked these. We wont have enough for market but once they start coming on they come quick. Hopefully we will have them for next week... fingers crossed.



Blogger JMember said...

Good luck >.<!

June 24, 2010 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Nathan (2af) said...

JMember, Thanks! We ended up with 5 Cour Di Bue tomatoes for market today.

June 26, 2010 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger JMember said...

That's good news! But isn't 5 too less to take to market? o.O

June 26, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

What a treat to have homegrown tomatoes so early. I hope you ate those two yourself and enjoyed every single bite. ;-)

June 29, 2010 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Nathan (2af) said...


We took a few to market just to have them.


It sure is and we did eat the first two plus a few others of course.

June 30, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger JMember said...

Oh, now I get it :D

June 30, 2010 at 2:54 PM  

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