Many people have contacted me about what’s going on in their vegetable and fruit gardens in the high desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico or in Zone 6a throughout the seasons and have particular questions. Feel free to write me but I want to go over how to use this website to your greatest advantage. Every few days I post something interesting to me or want to share. One way is to just go backwards (scroll down) and read them. But let’s say you have a question about growing tomatoes. You could go backwards which would take you forever as I have over 650 posts on various subjects (so far) but another faster way would be go over to the right hand column of this blog. From there:
Go down to ‘GARDEN TOPICS’ and scroll down to whatever interests you (in this case tomatoes) from starting tomatoes from seed, to garden hints, or all the way down to tomatoes in the vegetable section. That way you can cut out subjects that aren’t interesting for you. (What?)
Another thing I like in the right column is the ‘ARCHIVES’ section where you can read my posts for a particular month and even for a particular year. I use this a lot for myself as I look up when I planted something in previous years, or other info I want to review again for a particular month.
Another section is called, ‘PAGES’ which you can access from the right column or on the top menus on the blog. I think this is a great resource as you can look up the page for catalogs I like to get, my garden plans for each year, my seed lists of what I’m planting that year (and where I get them), classes I may offer, films I enjoy, Santa Fe Master Gardener’s radio show, ‘The Garden Journal’ where I talk about what to do in the vegetable garden for the following month. and even the about me page with info about me and this website (if you care to know!)
I came upon your blog by accident, while trying to distinguish a particular heirloom tomato I am growing. I knew what I thought I had purchased, and found to my surprise that one of my tomato plants was a Virginia Sweet. Not knowing anything about them, and looking for pictures is how I found you. Honestly, I haven’t even looked any further to see if this particular tomato is an heirloom or not, because I became completely engrossed with your information. I live in South Jordan, Utah, and am hoping you’ll be able to advise me in my future gardening ventures.
Glad you got some useful info from my blog. I Just looked up South Jordon and it said you are around 4500 ft elevation is between between 2 mountains. We are 7000 ft in elevation here in Santa Fe, NM and are in zone 6b. Here is some info about the Virginia Sweet Tomato. It is an heirloom which means you could save the seeds to replant for another year. I think Virginia Sweets are one of the best tasting, yellow-red bicolors. It is a large tomato, weighing at least 1 pound and is considered a beefsteak tomato because of its size. It is very sweet-more than most large tomatoes. The worst thing about it is we have to wait 80 days for it to ripen-but it is worth the wait. If you like my blog, you can sign up under ‘EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION’ on the right column. You will get a notice each time I make a post which can then read if you like. Feel free to ask questions. I get no money from it, just my way of giving back to the community.
i want to buy already grown bianco lungo squash can you help me ?
Unfortunately the only way to get it is by growing your own seeds. Most nurseries don’t have it. You still have time to grow it from seeds. Good Luck!