Q and A: Italian tree tomatoes and Hopi Pale Grey squash — 5 Comments

  1. Thank you Jackie, I’m off to find an envelope. I’m looking forward to trying what I’ve heard so much about.

  2. Donna,

    Just send your SASE to the magazine (padded would be best) and I’ll send you some of my seeds.


  3. Julie,

    Our garden is, also, on a gravel pit! We’ve added tons of rotted manure on top of the rocks and gravel and are finally getting good crops after struggling for a few years. Raised beds are great IF you can keep enough water on them in a drought. Good luck next year. Your struggles are why I always laugh when non-gardening survivalists say if the s…..hits the fan, they’ll just plant the seeds they have stored up. It just “don’t” work that way.


  4. We are so inspired by your haul this year. We had terrible heat and drought here in Kansas and maybe got 20 tomatoes total from our 20 tomato plants before they finally burned up in the heat. Our other crops were just as pitiful. There has been no canning for several years as it is very hard to grow anything on an old, old gravel pit. We spent a great deal of time and energy building raised beds in the past 2 years, but the weather has fought us terribly. We are hoping next year brings enough to refill the larder.

  5. My squash did not grow this year. It was screaming hot and dry. So unfortunately no squash going into storage. All the talk of the Hopi grey sounds interesting. If anyone has a few seeds they would care to share I would send a self addressed stamped envelope. Thanks.