Friday, June 8, 2012

Tomatoes and Quilts

by Karen on June 8, 2012

in gardening, Joseph's Coat, quilts

I was on the phone with my friend Regina yesterday and we were talking tomatoes.  It seems we are both having the same problem with them – before they ripen they are turning dark on the bottom and rotting!  What causes this – any remedies?

Here is an example of one of my Roma tomatoes and you can see the one right below it is turning the same way.  I have managed to get some to ripen but only if I pick them before this happens and put them on the window sill to ripen.


Any ideas on what is wrong with our tomatoes?

I got done with the corner of Joseph’s Coat yesterday morning and got it cranked down a little bit – that first row took just under 9 hours to quilt! At this rate the close to 200 hours it will most likely take to quilt it sounds like a good estimate – maybe high but I’m not going to push it.  I am outside a lot when the weather is nice.  I don’t imagine I will get a lot done on this the next several months.


My crinum bulbs (I think that is how you spell them – could be wrong) are opening – a lovely light pink with the darker pink stripe inside.  They are pretty.  A little early this year I think, normally they do not open  until closer to July I think.