In the very center of the tomato patch are slabs of amethyst and clear quartz crystals which link the patch to the larger garden. Bronze fennel is planted in the center area, and around this are calcite and local rocks.
As with the larger garden, the ratio, colors and balance of the plants are all deliberate. There are 6 tomato plants, representing 3 different varieties. This year, 2 varieties of basil are also part of the balance package, including the ratio and placement. Gardeners have often told Machaelle she shouldn't or can't grow tomatoes in the same location year after year and expect success. This patch has been producing loads of tomatoes since 1981.
Part 2: The Center of the Garden
Part 3: The Straw-Mulched Sections
Part 6: The Insect Sanctuary
Part 7: The Fish Pond and the "Tadpool"
Part 8: The Woods-Edge, Meadow & Wildflower Triangle
Part 10: The Elemental Annex
Part 11: How To Get Started