Planting Day 1!

We finally got to plant our poor tomatoes! We had originally planned for them to be planted on April 23rd, so they have just been hanging out for the last 2 weeks. This is the last time that I try planting tomatoes early. Or something like that.

We planted the tomatoes and herbs in the Pizza Garden. The open area is for a couple peppers.

The tomato & basil garden. We are using cages this year, hence the double row of plants. We have 3 determinates (more compact vines) and 3 interdeterminates (crazy giant vines) of both red and yellow tomato varieties. We also have a wide range of days to maturity, from about 60 to more than 80 days.

We also planted our thyme garden and the rest of the herbs that will be in containers this year. I’m excited to see how the different thymes grow and fill in the front of the grape area.

Our two new entry beds were planted with some annual flowers, and we’ll be planting containers next week.

We also harvested the remaining radishes of two varieties from our radish & parsnip planting. The ‘French Breakfast’ radishes were much bigger than a week ago, and the ‘Cherry Belles’ were all ready to harvest as well. The silly ‘White Icicle’ radishes are still taking their sweet time.

Next week we hope to be planting eggplant, peppers, basil, and probably some seeds for some of our vine crops. After a slow spring, the garden is off and growing!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on May 7, 2013, in Working in the Garden and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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