March 16, 2018

MJ and I spent the morning topping off the wine barrels in Fiddletown.  Del and I wrestled a barrel around until it discharged its last fifteen gallons.  That barrel was disfavored and will be used just to top off other wine.

Over lunch I asked Del what  I needed to know about growing cherry tomatoes. We told him we had a raised bed with six to eight inches of good soil.  He had a few thoughts:

Don’t pull out the weeds just turn them over into the soil.  I may draw the line at thistle.

Goat manure will work as a fertilizer, no more than an inch thick.

Plan for good drainage. Del had a complicated explanation with a sponge as a prop. His point was that tomatoes do not appreciate being damp.



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