After a very frustrating last few weeks of chasing deer out of the garden, I was able to salvage at least three quarters of what I planted, for seed. Unfortunately, the pictures couldn’t be taken as they were a bit nibbled on the ends etc.
If you think I’m joking about the deer from H E double Hockey Sticks, they even ate my Lupine (LABELED DEER RESISTANT) down to nubbins, not to mention, they picked it up with the last bite (5 gallon bucket, soil and all) and tipped it upside down.
These beasts managed to find their way into an 8 foot fence, that was guarded by two dogs, ate down every Dahlia plant, Rudbeckia plant not to mention more than 10 fig trees and 6 large grape plants. What is left are leafless stems that will hopefully survive. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to take cuttings from them until next year.
Anyway, it’s slow going, but the tomato seed database is coming along. I’m less than half way done, but it’s finally coming together. Currently, there are another 70 or so varieties drying with another 22 or so fermenting. They’ll all be added shortly, but take a stroll through and see if there is anything you like.
In the next few weeks, I plan on putting together a drawing for heirloom seed packages. I'll explain more later, but for now....