Saturday, May 17, 2008

An important day for sure


Here's a picture (click to enlarge) of me behind my beloved tomato garden. I have been preparing the soil for the last two weeks and finally introduced the first tomato plants this evening. I planted seven plants consisting of five varieties (Mr. America, Grape, Brandywine, (2)Park's Whopper, and (2)Celebrity). My father will be giving me five more plants which are called "Italian Tomatoes" because they are supposed to have come from the old country and kept in circulation for several decades by my Dad's buddies and him. My final plan is to have 12 tomato plants.

1 Corinthians 3:6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.





5 comments:

Rick Calohan said...

Since we know from a prior post the supremacy of the tomato, and that your father Don Felich in addition to his tomatoes has grown garlic in this region. The only thing missing of course are olive trees, but olive trees do not grow here so is there a Felich Olive Oil Company in Sicily with import distribution centers in New York, Chicago, Kansas City and Las Vegas?

Reepicheep said...

Rick,we have not ever invested in the olive oil business, however, I assure you that we would run a completely legitimate front...um...I mean...business, if we decide to get in to the industry.

My Dad has quite a crop of garlic already going. He also has a couple date plants he nurtured through the winter. We are bringing a touch of Sicily to Olathe...

Rick Calohan said...

Of course no Italian/Sicilian meal would be complete without Vino, so have or are you and Don Felich able to grow grapes to make a fine Marsala, Zibibbo, Moscato, for a delectable "il vino della casa," to perhaps serve someday quality Sicilian Wines from Olathe Valley?

http://winesofkansas.com/

Hough said...

You have a helper named Apollos? I thought you did all the work yourself .

Frontier Forest said...

Cheri and I are sharecroppers. We have the ground and our neighbors do the tomato planten’, watering and fertilizing. I love jalapenos, the hotter the better! But for sure, won't make the same mistake I made last year, buying my Jalapenos at Lowes, then having every plant actually turn out to be a banana pepper plant! Not one Japapeno for me to pickle! The planting season of 2007 was a bummer for me!