Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > Sitting around the Campfire
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
Ozz
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: K.C.
Posts: 11,731
M.O.C. #5980
Buying dirt?

Mudchief (and all the ranchers and farmers) must be laughing about now. Buying dirt.
Well.. I saw the heirloom and fancy Tomatoes in the grocery store, I says to myself, Hershel, you ain't paying that much for 'Maters!
So, Sue and I cleared last year's vines and weeds from our little 15x15' garden, I goes to the greenhouse and bought $35.00 worth of 'Mater plants and compost. Big boy, Better boy, Beefsteak, Early girl Brandywine and Super sweet 100. I am dreaming of BLT's all the way home, nice juicy thin-skinned tasty Tomatoes, I will eat one like an apple I was mumbling to myself.
Sue met me and saw all the tomato plants and said Jim they won't fit in the garden, you got too many. But, she says, we can plant them in the big pots we have. Cool, I says. But we need dirt. I says we have about an acre here, we got dirt. Potting soil she says.
I left, going to Home Depot. I asked the kid working the where the dirt was. He said what kind of dirt? I says Tomato planting dirt.
He pointed out 3 end caps and a long stretch of shelving with different kinds of dirt. I am thinking the trip to the produce isle would have been the right thing to do about now.
They have $8.00 a bag dirt, $7.00 a bag dirt, big bags, small bags, dirt with fertilizer in it, dirt with peat moss in it, dirt for flowers, dirt for ?? I got to the end of the dirt isle, I saw .99 a bag dirt 40# each. I bought 5 bags for the pots, I saw Mushroom compost, so I got a bag of that.
I think I am up to about $50.00 now.
Free advice: get the fancy Tomatoes in the produce isle.
Don't buy dirt...
Ozz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 02:13 PM   #2
awaywego
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Midlothian
Posts: 956
M.O.C. #40
Ozz,
About the time your maters are ready to pick, everyone elses will be and they will be giving them away because they have to many.
Now figure out a way to keep them fresh until December and you will make a fortune like the grocery store. Fresh Maters all year long.
awaywego is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
Rondo
Site Team
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Omaha
Posts: 6,025
M.O.C. #7560
Hey OZZ try buying 65 triple axle truck loads of dirt! When we remodeled our S&B here in Omaha that is what it took to level out the front yard and fill the hole where the house used to sit! Talk about some expensive front yard!
Rondo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 02:31 PM   #4
ole dude
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location:
Posts: 992
M.O.C. #7128
Jus laffin a lil' bit.
ole dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 03:29 PM   #5
pineranch
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Navarre
Posts: 1,527
M.O.C. #9765
When all those babies start producing, I can see it now from the neighborhood.
" quick, hide, here comes that nut peddling his tomatoes".

Mike
pineranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #6
kampk
Seasoned Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Topeka
Posts: 61
M.O.C. #11126
You will be able to throw in a free "mater" with RV part purchases!!
kampk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 04:27 PM   #7
PatnRich
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Westford
Posts: 399
M.O.C. #1250
Ozz, all winter long in Florida they .89/lb.
PatnRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 05:31 PM   #8
DQDick
Montana Master
 
DQDick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Wilsey
Posts: 16,681
M.O.C. #11455
Hope you have a better summer than we did last year. With the drought and the heat, even with us watering daily all we got was nice looking plants. They never set fruit.
__________________
Dick, Joyce, Diego, Picatso and Gustav
2017 3720 RL, MorRyde pin box
2017 3500 Dodge Maxi DRW 4X4, Pullrite Hitch, IS, Disk Brakes, 3rd AC, Winegard Traveler, Bathroom door mod, Dometic 320, couch for desk swap, etc.
DQDick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
Ozz
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: K.C.
Posts: 11,731
M.O.C. #5980
Ohhh Don't tell me that. I even consulted with the Farmers Almanac
Ozz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 06:19 PM   #10
dieselguy
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Haysville
Posts: 3,557
M.O.C. #3085
Weather forecast here in Wichita is freeze again tomorrow night ... at this rate, the tomato season will be over before we get anything to live past a freeze. My neighbor who always tries to plant early to get the first tomatoes on the block has had two plantings freeze on him this spring. He's devastated!
dieselguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2013, 07:14 PM   #11
bigmurf
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Sunshine
Posts: 1,445
M.O.C. #538
I checked at Safeway and they told me that they would have tomatoes all year. My garden problem is solved.
bigmurf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 01:13 AM   #12
grampachet
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Portland
Posts: 1,098
M.O.C. #8045
Last year I bought three mater plants dug a hole in the back yard, stuck em in, waited and watered, then ate em and gave em away. Had abundant crop.
grampachet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 03:08 AM   #13
Ozz
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: K.C.
Posts: 11,731
M.O.C. #5980
2 years ago when we traveled for a year we were always on the look-out for fresh garden tomatoes, often we stopped at roadside stands touting 'Home grown fresh tomatoes' or something like that. We only found the thick-skinned tasteless greenhouse tomatoes, these are designed by some lab-coated bean counter. Designed for maximum shelf-life and made to look purty and mimic home-grown tomatoes. Store-bought Tomatoes are tasteless, the greenhouses try and scam you by packaging the bright-red tomatoes with stems left on them. Hello... just because they have stems on them, they are not good 'mater's.
I will have some in reserve, under the big overhang we have in back of the house to save from a freeze in the pots I had to buy dirt for. I hope for a good crop, but you just never know.
Ozz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 11:48 AM   #14
Mudchief
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Paola
Posts: 5,645
M.O.C. #4961
Ozz, don't buy dirt again. Just come to the farm and I will load your truck with some good dirt from the feed lot.
__________________
Dennis & Linda Ward
Paola, Kansas
Montana 3735MK Legacy Edition
1200 watts of Solar
Mudchief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 04:36 PM   #15
rving2us
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Powell
Posts: 250
M.O.C. #7880
Great story.....
rving2us is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 03:16 AM   #16
Ozz
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: K.C.
Posts: 11,731
M.O.C. #5980
Quote:
quote:Originally posted by Mudchief

Ozz, don't buy dirt again. Just come to the farm and I will load your truck with some good dirt from the feed lot.
You know, back 'In the day' we would do that. Now with the cost of fuel, a guy would spend $200 doin that.
I don't know where this price thing is going, where we will end up as a society. It is so depressing grocery shopping now, the small amount of product in a package.
Anyway, thanks for the offer Dennis, I know you mean it. You are a good fella.
Ozz

rving2us, thanks. I try and see the fun side of anything in life.
Ozz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 03:49 AM   #17
DarMar
Montana Master
 
DarMar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Brandon
Posts: 3,919
M.O.C. #1034
Loved your story Ozz, now on to the bedding plants. Keep us posted as I know the next one will be about the cost/process of constructing a your roadside produce stand!!!
__________________
Darwin & Maureen DeBackere
Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada
2011/3500/Silverado/4x4/DRW/Duramax
2017/3721RL/Legacy Pkg./Pressure-Pro
DarMar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 12:59 PM   #18
MIMF
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Goshen
Posts: 1,058
M.O.C. #2827
Mudchief, around here they call it cow manure compost. And it sells for $2.15 for .75 sq ft bag.

Ozz, with all the rain we've had here so far, I'm gonna' maters all over the place, too. I put out 9 plants earlier this week.
MIMF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 01:03 PM   #19
Ozz
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: K.C.
Posts: 11,731
M.O.C. #5980
Were you sweating the cold that moved in? I don't have mine planted yet.
Ozz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2013, 02:21 PM   #20
Recumbent
Montana Master
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Rock Island
Posts: 1,071
M.O.C. #10457
When growing up our best Tommy-toes always came form the hog lot fence row. My favorite snack as a kid was a cold biscuit and a fresh tomatoe from our garden. Now we have those tasteless things from the produce department. There is pleasure in eating what you have grown yourself. I miss gardening. Hope you have a good crop year.
Recumbent is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dirt Devil Vac Bags PatnRich It's a Dirty Job but Someone has to do it! 10 04-12-2012 05:43 AM
Accident At The Dirt Track Bill-N-Donna Sitting around the Campfire 0 09-06-2009 11:35 AM
As the earth/dirt turns . . . Wayne and Carolyn Mathews Member News 12 02-28-2008 04:38 PM
Dirt Catcher gojodo Additions & Improvements 1 03-07-2007 07:11 AM
Dirt Roads Kathi Sitting around the Campfire 5 03-04-2006 07:56 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×