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Monday, 28 May 12 Cloudy 25°C / 77°F

I worked at digging the expanded vegetable garden all day Saturday and again on Sunday. It was supposed to be cooler and less humid this weekend, but it didn’t feel that way to me! Photo 2 is where I got to on Saturday, Photo 3 on Sunday, complete with tomato plants grouped by variety and ready for planting.

Today I planted 46 tomato plants (Photo 1). They don’t all have stakes yet as I was just too tired to deal with pounding them in to the rocky soil. I have six ‘Jaune Flamme’ and one ‘Amish Paste’, which didn’t make the cut (Photo 4). I may plant them somewhere else if I need to fill a gap, but I will probably just compost them. (They are much more leggy than the others.)

On Saturday the cabbages and some of the lettuces were transplanted, but I’m recording them now for simplicity.

Photos

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Day 15

Lettuce 'Gourmet Lettuce Mix'

Lactuca sativa

Day 11

Bean, Bush 'Royal Burgundy' (2012)

Phaseolus vulgaris

Day 52

Spinach 'Bloomsdale Long Standing'

Spinacia oleracea

Day 45

Peas, Snow 'Oregon Giant'

Pisum sativum var. saccharatum

Day 48

Cabbage 'Early Jersey Wakefield'

Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)

Day 48

Cabbage, Red

Brassica oleracea (Capitata Group)

Day 76

Tomato 'Minigold'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Tiny Tim'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Principe Borghese'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Green Zebra'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Amish Paste'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Giant Belgian'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Big Beef'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Orange Jubilee'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Manitoba'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Orange Russian 117'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Striped Cavern'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Ananas Noire'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Gezahnthe'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Purple Calabash'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Livingston Perfection'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Jaune Flammé'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Stupice'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Snow White'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Tigerella'

Solanum lycopersicum

Day 76

Tomato 'Sweet Baby Girl Hybrid'

Solanum lycopersicum

Eastern Companion-Planted Vegetable garden

Comments

  • SneIrish

    SneIrish wrote:

    YIKES! You must be exhausted. I worked hard in the gardens all weekend, too, but no where near as hard as you did. You are to be congratulated. It all looks really really good!

    Posted on 29 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • LouiseM

    LouiseM wrote:

    46 tomato plants you say – yikes! Good job.

    Posted on 30 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • flowerweaver

    flowerweaver wrote:

    Wonderful work! You know how much I love tomatoes. We started ours too late waiting to see if we would have water, they are flowering and only 6 inches tall!

    Posted on 30 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • HazelJ

    HazelJ wrote:

    @SneIrish – yes, pretty tired. Sometimes I’m not sure how to keep going but I guess I am too stubborn to quit. I tried to channel my frustration with Sears into chopping up the sod.

    @LouiseM I’m growing food for three families this year, so it’s a good way to try out lots of different varieties.

    @flowerweaver I’m hoping for some big bowls of heirloom tomatoes like the photos you have posted in the past!

    Posted on 31 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

  • rosemarieGardener

    rosemarieGardener wrote:

    48 tomato plants; yiikes!….Now I understand, growing for 3 families. Breaking new ground is hard work; enjoy your rewards.

    Posted on 31 May 12 (over 2 years ago)

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