Posted on Leave a comment

San Marzano Tomato: The Review

San Marzano Tomato

San Marzano tomatoes originate from the small town of San Marzano sul Sarno, near Naples, Italy, and were first grown in volcanic soil in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Italy is known for doing many things well from architecture to art. Food is no exception. Certainly Tomatoes are no exception. The San Marzano Tomato is a Roma Tomato variety. Italians take their tomatoes seriously. After tasting a Roma Tomato you can see why. Do you like tomatoes? What is your favorite tomato? Do your own taste test and post a comment about it. What did you think? Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep Sharing!

Posted on Leave a comment

Tomato Plants Progress

Roma Tomato Plant

How they have grown! San Marzano and Roma Tomato have come a long way. These two tomato plants were sown several times before they survived and grew up into small plants. We believe that we had a Vole eating them from under ground and up rooting them from their mounds. We have since put in a sonic Vole and Mole repellent, which is not only Organic but is Environmentally friendly. After we installed this sonic centered repellent many of our troubles in the garden went a away. Many of the seeds we sowed directly into the ground have yet to sprout but these plants will surprise you with what they will do. Both San Marzano and Roma Tomato plants are growing up big and tall and have over come many pest attacks. Though sometimes it looked hopeless we have remained true to our Organic pursuits. There is still much we have to learn but, we have used no chemicals in the production and growth of our foods.

Our beginnings have been humble and we have learned a lot along the way. We want you to know how possible this journey is for anyone! Have you considered growing your own foods? Have you considered starting your own garden? Do you want to grow a garden without foods: a flower garden? Have you always wished you could have your own garden but something is holding you back? Someone once said a goal is best broken down into manageable and smaller goals. Write down your primary goal and then the smaller goals you will have to accomplish in order to achieve your primary goal. Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

If these articles have been helpful to you and yours, give a donation to Shidonna Raven Garden and Cook Ezine today.

Posted on Leave a comment

Near Fatality – The Follow Up

As you might remember, when Roma & San Marzano were transplanted, Roma Tomato was transplanted next to San Marzano. Roma tomato had an ant infestation at the bottom of her pot. This infestation could have happened in the mini greenhouse or outside during acclimation. Either way, Roma was in trouble and we could not tell from top side. We discovered the infestation when we went to remove Roma from her pot and place her in the ground. Roma was uprooted from her new home in the ground and left inches from her mound with no source of nutrition. We are sad to say that Roma did not make it and had to be resown right into the ground. Because it is now April and we have likely seen the last frost for the year, it should now be safe to sow right into the ground and transplanting is not as necessary. Though we do have another Roma plant that came to us as a plant and not a seed. She is growing taller everyday and doing very well.

San Marzano Tomato
San Marzano Hierloom Tomato – Organic Seed
Shidonna Raven Garden and Cook

San Marzan was also tugged from her mound and had to be nursed back into her mound and into good health. We are happy to report that she seems to be recovering nicely and taking to her new home (pictured above). Her stalk is strong and her leaves are high.

As we stated, our goal is to get them into plantlings and outside into the garden fast. As April was the popular month for our Zone (Norfolk, Virginia) for planting. Some seeds should be sown in May (check your seed packages). But, for the most part our seeds should have all gone out in April. So we are filling in our rows as quickly as we can. Speaking of which, you can see pictured in our featured image, green bean and habenaro pepper lined up to be the next transplants that go into the garden. It seems like one after the other these days. They are both acclimating well and looking good for transplanting.

We know a couple of people as stated in a previous article who like it hot. So, this is for you. Stay tuned for updates and harvest season for habenaro. We have a couple questions with answers coming up soon and an update on the Soil Blocks. What did you learned from this experience? What questions do you have? What subjects would you like to see for our next article? Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!

If these articles have been helpful to you and yours, give a donation to Shidonna Raven Garden and Cook Ezine today.