Am quite distressed with the lack of tomatoes in the area at the moment…and all I have right now are tomato blossoms with ONE wee tomato between the lot of them! Big sigh. Next month I should have a nice crop of tomatoes though.

Here are some pictures of the backyard garden that I took after watering last night ~ the peppers, carrots, radishes, green onions, zucs, mexican grey squash, yellow squash, pumpkins, snap peas, bush beans, black beans, cucumbers, spinach, romaine, basil, thyme and even the tomatoes are all growing nicely. The corn out front (ran out of room in the back so I planted them just on the other side of the fence) is about 8″ high now.

The Sparks Hometown Farmer's Market on B Street (Yes…been here long enough to call it B Street instead of Victorian…just can’t shake it) starts tomorrow. Which means I have to remember to put out the orange cones out front of my house before I leave for work.

Sparks Farmer’s Market Weekly Themes:

June 12 ~ Market Kick-Off
June 19 ~ Let the Rodeo Begin – Steer-up Rodeo Week
June 26 ~ Mumbo, Gumbo – Southern Cooking
July 3 ~ Red, White, Blue…and Green?! Independence Day Picnic
July 10 ~ Forever Italy
July 17 ~ Family First
July 24 ~ Buy Fresh, Buy Local, Buy Nevada
July 31 ~ Hot Nights, Hot Rods – Hot August Nights Tribute
Aug 14 ~ A Food Fiesta
Aug 21 ~ Bone up for Ribs, Get ready for the Annual Rib Cook-Off

If you can’t stand all the people at that big one on Thursday nights…there is a real nice small Farmer’s Market on Tuesdays at the Sparks United Methodist Church on the corner of Pyramid & Oddie. I think it runs from 8am to 1pm and it goes through September 16th. I head over there during lunch some weeks.

10 thoughts on “NO TOMATOES?! ACK! Grow Garden, GROW!

  1. We don’t have any tomatoes yet either. It’s not so unusual for us. Our tomatoes usually aren’t ready until much later in the summer.

    We planted our garden late this year. We had such cold wet weather that it’s probably just as well. We’ve planted this late before and ended up with an abundance of produce.

    Don’t worry about it! When the warmer states are experiencing weather too hot to keep their tomatoes going, you’ll probably be making salsa and sauce with your extras.

  2. Perpetualplum Thank you for that. I was just being jelous of how well Sleepycat’s garden is doing. This is the first time I’ve had a veggie garden in Reno and it seems so slow. Or I’m slow, just put tomatoes in last weekend.

  3. LOL! No worry. Not sure how long you’ve been here Duchess but you’re not late with the tomatoes. I’m just impatient. Last year I planted them in pots and they grew so fast! Had grape tomatoes all summer and fall.

  4. Can’t wait! I’ve been here since 01, minus a couple of years in Vegas. Just haven’t had garden space before. I’m totaly looking forward to my tomatoes. 3 cherry and a funny Mr Stripy tomatoe (plus beefsteak from the in-laws). Yah summer:)

  5. LOL! Off to go google what a Mr. Stripy Tomato looks like! (ps ~ after being her since 1980, the old saying of “wait until the snow is off Peavine to plant your tomatoes” really does work!)

  6. I’ve heard that. Kept having an image of myself taking a giant hairdryer up the mountian, cackeling about tomatoes! 🙂 Couldn’t find a long enough extention cord.

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