Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I chit too much.

No, seriously. There should be a program for this.

Right now I have chitting:
Rutgers 5ea
Tomande 2ea
Cherokee Purple 3ea
Homestead 2ea
Mountain Magic 2ea
Roma 4ea
Better Bush 2ea
Stupice 2ea
Matina 2ea
Black 2ea

And that is just the FIRST set of tomatoes for the fall. Me thinks me has an addiction. If any of the determinants that I planted 2 of don't grow well I'll be starting 2 more each. They are the trials for this fall. 24 tomato plants just to start? There must surely be something wrong with me! I only have room for that many. Guess I'll be looking for some more pots soon for the second set of plants. :-) So far the tomatoes in the pots are doing the best out of all so this could be good.

The bad news is that now that I've chitted, I'm in a chittin' mood.... (I like the word what can I say) I have a hankering to put in some  more beans or some corn. I'll have to rip something out in order to put something in so it's time to start thinking about what I want where because whatever I plant now will affect my cold crops latter. Believe it or not I'm only about 6 weeks away from starting some of my wonderful winter veggies! That's odd considering I can still start melons and beans, and mater, too - but SOOOO nice.  I can't wait to get some broccoli and carrots and lettuce in again. Don't even get me started on the spinach. MMMMmmmmm....

'Till next time!



  1. I've made and filled my paper pots....getting ready to start tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. I'm so hoping for a much more productive Fall than Spring turned out to be.

    My church has a Celebrate Recovery program - awesome, awesome program that I attended for awhile. You could take up their saying, "Hi, my name is Barb. I'm a grateful believer in Christ, recovering from obsessive chitting." tee, hee

  2. What a chitty post! ;-)

    I'm so jealous. It's too late to start much of anything here now. I have a nice amended spot, ready for planting, and I don't know what to put there. I already have more than enough beans, carrots and beets started, and I really don't want radishes. I could try lettuce, but it's not protected from birds....maybe they aren't as hungry this time of year. Decisions, decisions.

  3. What am I missing out on? What does chitting mean?

  4. Melissa - will this be your first Fall planting? It usually is MUCH more productive than spring here. The buggies get too destructive early summer and wipe out our efforts so fast in the heat. Fall and winter are really amazing.

    Granny-seeing that your bunbuns will eat the lettuce the birds pick at think its a good gamble!

    Jody- I'll post (tomorrow hopefully) on it and explain everything but it's forcing them to sprout before planting. Helpful with our monsoon type rains and crazy weather.

  5. This will be my second Fall planting, Barb. Time will tell how productive it is.