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Well it’s that time of the year where the heat hits and the tomatoes start to take off to the sky!
Let’s talk tomatoes and enjoy a big glass of iced tea while doing so. A post garden refreshing iced tea is pretty much the best treat.
To make sure our tomatoes grow big and get the support they need we always add cages on almost as soon as they are planted. It’s always easier to put on cages when the tomato plants are small rather then later when they are already bushy. If you’ve ever attempted to put a tomato cage on a bushy tomato plant then you can probably understand the frustration that could be involved with this. Not only do we put 1 tomato cage on the tomatoes, but we double them up. In the past our tomato plants often grow over 6 feet tall so to make sure they stay supported with the heavy wind and encourage their growth we stack a tomato cage on top of the other. This is done by using zip ties to attach them and then tying the tomato cages to our structure with twine. Wind is a big deal on the roof so we always double make sure everything is locked down.
So recently we headed to the roof to get all the tomato cages added. Besides the tomatoes, we always add cages to the peppers and tomatillos as well. Since the peppers don’t grow as tall as the tomatoes, they only need one cage to support them.
And it pretty much makes my day to start spotting tomatoes! Isn’t it amazing to see all the stages of cherry tomatoes on the vine, from small tomato on left to flower on right? Nature, it’s always awesome.
We’re about to gear up for a bit of a heat wave here in NYC and with that comes lots of sweating and thirst in the garden. Lately I’ve been craving a big glass of iced tea while in the garden or as soon as I come down from it, so I have to share you with you my new Summertime drink, Lipton Tea K-Cups! Can you think of a better time of the year to enjoy a big cold, refreshing glass of iced tea? I can’t! With Lipton K-Cups you get a treat to enjoy in just a few minutes.
Lipton® Iced Tea K-Cup® packs come in three varieties:
Tea Lemonade Iced Tea
Classic Unsweetened Iced Tea
Refresh Sweet Tea
I’m totally in love with the Refresh Sweet Tea right now as it tastes like homemade iced tea made with love. The tea is sweetened with cane sugar and stevia and I’ve been loving it for a garden drink or at dinner time.
When I got my Lipton Brew Over Ice K-Cups I wasn’t exactly sure how to use them with my Keurig machine so here are some instructions if you were curious too:
FILL: Place a 16-oz. (non-glass) cup under your brewer filled with ice
BREW: Insert Lipton® Brew Over Ice K-Cup® packs and brew on 6-oz. or 8-oz. setting
ENJOY: Stir it up and sip away
If you are craving a glass of iced tea right now then you can find the Lipton Tea K-Cups at in stores and online at nationwide retailers.
Have you started adding cages on your tomatoes yet?
Do you love a big glass of Iced Tea in the Summertime? Tell me in the comments!