Then I planted some plants that I had bought from a local man and his wife who raised them in their greenhouse. They were the most beautiful little seedlings you could find.
- Roma Tomatoes
- Amish Slicer (large tomatoes)
- Sweet Million (cherry tomatoes)
- Lemon cucumber
- Burpee cucumber
I also bought a couple of herbs from Home Depot and put them in their own individual little pots: Basil, Parsley, Rosemary, and Peppermint.
|Digging up the grass was rather backbreaking. I was sore afterward!|
|Nice smooth level dirt, ready for plants. |
I prepared it before I went to bed and then a heavy rain came overnight and drenched it. Brilliant!
|My cute little seedlings|
|Seedlings successfully placed into the ground|
|I added a border of some landscaping stone I got at a yard sale, and planted some herb seeds in the section near the fence.|
All the work I did at the beginning has paid off. About a month later, my tomatoes are already higher than their cages and I haven't had to pull a single weed.
|Everything is flourishing except the basil and the zucchini, which the slugs keep eating|
|Cherry tomatoes will be ripe soon|
Except - the one from the nursery is now the one that looks like it is going to die, and the original one has sprouted a whole new set of leaves! I don't know how this happened, but it certainly makes me want to get my plants from the same people next year who grew such a robust zucchini plant.
|1. Zucchini plant that got almost completely eaten and is coming back.|
2. Zucchini plant that came from the nursery