Archive for January, 2011

Coldest Day of the Year = Time to Think TOMATOES!!!

Our gardens are buried under half a foot of snow, the wind chill is below zero, the roads are treacherous…wipe all of those thoughts out of your mind with the realization that April is just around the corner!

As always, I’m going to have an INSANE amount of varieties of tomatoes this year.  I participated in a seed exchange and have about 80 different types of tomato seeds I plan to sow this year.  MANY of them will be in super short supply as I only have around 10 seeds for several types and those will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis when you pre-order plants this year.  I’ll post the complete list of varieties in March, so stay tuned!

As in years past, I ask that if you have a particular type of tomato or pepper you’ve grown in the past or have a yearning to try out a new variety, please let me know via e-mail or a comment here and I’ll see if I can find seeds for that type and have seedlings ready for you when you’re ready to plant.

Here’s a few pictures from seasons past to keep you from going completely crazy in this winter wonderland!


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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2010. That’s about 12 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 22 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 36 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 45kb.

The busiest day of the year was April 29th with 102 views. The most popular post that day was Plants in the Ground! Plants in the Ground! It’s time to get those tomato plants in the ground!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were tomatoville.com, mail.yahoo.com, midwestrocklobster.blogspot.com, forums.gardenweb.com, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for bhut jolokia, kc tomato times, kctomatotimes, ghost peppers, and kctomatotimes.wordpress.com.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Plants in the Ground! Plants in the Ground! It’s time to get those tomato plants in the ground! April 2010
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The 2010 List…linked for your convenience February 2010
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About May 2009
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An awesome day at the 2nd Annual Kansas City Tomato Times Tomato Tasting! August 2010
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Love at first blush July 2010
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