Sunshine Weekly Weeder
THE 2ND ANNUAL SUNSHINE GARDEN TOMATO TASTING
The results are in!
Thank you to everyone who participated in Sunshine’s second annual tomato tasting! You made it a big success by generously donating your tomatoes and by tasting the wide range of tomatoes we grow here at the garden. The variety was truly amazing.
Thanks for all of the comments and votes. We did not count the varieties at the tasting, but 69 varieties did receive comments and we’ve compiled the results, which will be posted on the bulletin board.
The short version is as follows (varieties must have received at least 6 votes in each category:
Top 10 tastiest tomatoes (in order):
Black Cherry, Cherokee Purple, Mortgage Lifter, Persimmon, J.D.'s Special C-Tex (small purple ones), Lemon Boy Hybrid, Michael Pollan, Lime Green Salad, Beduin, and Tangella.
Top 10 tomatoes with best texture (in order):
Black Cherry, Big Sungold Select, Sweet Million, Berkeley Tie Dye, Juliet, Cherokee Purple, Bella Rosa, Beduin, Black and Brown Boar, and Lemon Boy Hybrid.
Top 10 most attractive tomatoes (in order):
Black Cherry, Beduin, Black and Brown Boar, Berkeley Tie Dye, J.D.'s Special C-Tex (small purple ones), Cherokee Purple, Persimmon, Brandy Boy, Big Daddy, and Juliet.
The questionnaire results were:
Best in Show: Black Cherry
Best taste: Beduin
Prettiest: Berkeley Tie-Dye
Most loved by pests: Cherokee Purple
Most prolific: Sungol
Please let us know if you have any suggestions on how to improve the tomato tasting for next year.
Ila Falvey and Kay McMurry
TWO MORE JUNE WORKDAYS - BEFORE THE SPRING SEASON DEADLINE
SUNDAY, JUNE 24 - 9 AM - 12 NOON
SATURDAY, JUNE 30 - 9 AM - 12 NOON
June 30 is the deadline for completing and logging Spring Season Service Hours.
Please remember to record your hours.
If you can't attend a scheduled workday, and need a task to do on your schedule:
- pick up trash and rocks in the compost area and dispose of them in the dumpster
- pick up trash around the garden
- work on cleaning up and maintaining the paths between blocks of plots in your area
RELIEF FROM THE HEAT
Please do not turn off the air conditioner in the garden library in the trailer. Besides the gardening books and reference materials, produce donations for the Micah 6 food are stored in that room awaiting the weekly deliveries. And if a gardener overdoes things in the summer heat, they can take a few minutes in the library to cool down.
Vegetables to Plant in Late June
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- Workday - Sunday, June 24, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
- Workday - Sunday, June 30, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
- Board Meeting - July 10, 6:00pm
- June 30th - DEADLINE for Spring Season Service Hours
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Kay McMurry, Director
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Plant Sale -Michael Hallfibercable@austin.rr.com
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Carpentry & Repairs - Robert Jarry - email@example.com
Compost - Steve Uecker - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tools & Wheelbarrows - Bob Easter - email@example.com
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