Monday, January 28, 2008

Garden Slumber

Today a little distraction from knitting............................................
This how my garden looked this morning. Still covered in snow and ash from the corn stove. Just resting until spring. Every January I start planning. The seed catalogs come in the mail and I begin to dream. I have these grandiose ideas. I want to plant every unique seed I can find. The more colorful and obscure the better. The seeds that know one has heard of. Shapes and tastes you can't get at the store. I am a sucker for creative descriptions and glossy pictures.

This is my first catalog of the year. I actually got it the day after Christmas. Tomato Growers is one of my favorites. They have a huge selection of tomatoes and peppers. I purchase from them almost every year. The catalog reads like a gourmet menu from a exclusive chef.

I have a passion for tomatoes. 100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden is my reference tool I have on hand. I highly recommend it if you're into tomatoes like I am.

Last seasons tomatoes were dried with garlic and basil. They taste oh so good made into delicious Italian sauce.

Jars of basil tomato sauce were made.

These are seeds from last year that I didn't get to plant. I ran out of room!!! I have to try and plan better this year. I guess gardening is like all the other passions I have. Knitting, quilting, sewing, cooking. I want to do it all. The more the better. I tend to jump in and go all out. Nothing wrong with that right?
P.S. I'm sure I'm not alone!!!!!
P.S.S. Today the temp. is 48 degrees. Tomorrow night back to zero!!! UGGGGGGGGG!!!!!
P.S.S.S. Yes I'm getting back to that scarf and I cast on for another calorimetry on my lunch hour!!!


Lisa Boyer said...

Ahhh...beautiful post. I love cooking and tomatoes...and I love seed catalogs! I can almost smell that tomato sauce...

Wool Winder said...

You can't beat the flavor of a homegrown tomato!

DebbieKnitter said...

OMG, I seriously think your blog is my FAVORITE ever!!! Those tomato photos are GORGEOUS. I adore tomatoes. A little known story, when I was in high school, I became very ill, no need to get graphic here but lets just say the outcome was not so good...anyways, when the IV came off they were trying to feed me orally, the ONLY thing I was able to eat and subsequently survived on was my mom's homeade stewed tomatoes from our garden. The doctors were stunned and told my mom, keep 'em coming and thats solely what I are for 4 weeks straight (Intervenous too but still LOL) and now, when I am not feeling well, I eat stewed tomatoes LLOLOLOLOL.

tina said...

What a lovely post! I enjoyed the serene photos---- and the thought of tomatoes on a day when the wind chill is below zero is delightful!

I enjoy getting catalogs from the nursery too----- I overplan terribly though!

Anonymous said...

I love tomatoes!! You are such an inspiration!!