Every year I intend to start my garden in March so that I can grow potatoes, onions, and peas and every year I find that it’s May before I take time to plant. This weekend a friend shared plants with me and it spurred me into garden planting action.
After he tilled, we planted tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, lettuce, and basil. The lettuce is a variety bred to withstand the summer heat. If the critters stay away from it, it should be really good.
We planted twenty tomatoes and eight peppers. To keep track of what’s planted where, I made tags by cutting a milk jug into pieces, writing the name of the tomato variety onto the tag with a Sharpie, punching a hole, and then attaching each tag to the cage with a zip-tie. They won’t be noticeable at all when the tomatoes and peppers get bigger.
Bloody Butcher is a variety that produces extremely early. This one already has a few tomatoes on the vine and it’s covered in blooms.
Watching my garden grow and then eating from it all summer is pure pleasure for me. There’s nothing like making a meal from food you’ve grown yourself.
Do you plant a garden?