I know it seems a little early to be getting the garden in the ground, as in years past I have frequently dealt with mid-April frosts and freezes, but if you can get plants in the ground early, then have a little luck with the weather, you get a longer growing season, and a better yield.
I might have to replant some if we do get a freeze, but it’s only about $20 worth of plants.
My soil has gotten depleted over the years, so prior to planting, I tilled in a large bag of organic tomato/vegetable garden fertilizer.
Yesterday I planted…
- Ten Early Girl tomato plants
- Three Big Boy tomato plants
- Five red bell pepper plants
- One green bell pepper plant
- One orange bell pepper plant
- Three Sun Sugar cherry tomato plants
My variety selection was based entirely on what was available at the garden center Sunday.
That leaves cucumber, radish, and marigold seeds to plant, hopefully tonight.
That is the most amazing-looking dog ever. It must be great knowing he’s keeping an eye on you.
I agree with Dan. It helps to have big, strong, good-looking friends like Hawken.
And also, it sounds like you’ll have awesome vegetables to look forward to.