Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Building on the Tomato Vision
Well, ..the two beds are built, ready and waiting for soil. The cost was about sixty dollars each but they should last for a good few years. We plan to staple screen on the inside along the bottom to keep soil from seeping out, as well as line the raised beds with either landscape fabric or plastic. The floor of the beds will be thickly layered with newspaper; the grass beneath should rot away. I have Sarah Raven's Chilli Jam recipe at the ready and Mrs. Rama Charkavarty's Tomato Chutney recipe from Madhur Jaffrey's "Taste of India". Oh, can't you just smell those sweet, luscious tomatoes,.. ginger, garlic and chillies.. their fragrance filling the kitchen! Hope springs eternal!!!