Over three separate dates I have managed to get three different types of vegetables planted in the garden this spring.
First up was the lettuce and kale. These was planted Easter Sunday. The job was quick due to expert help.
A few days later on Wednesday (4/24), I managed to get the sugar snap peas planted. I’m trying something a bit different this year with an outer and an inner ring of peas. I’ve been having some issues getting all the plants past the germination and seedling stage, so this should increase the odds of getting a full set of plants. Plus, the seeds are a bit old, from the 2017 season, so if they don’t germinate well for that reason I’ll have extras.
Finally, today (4/27) I planted the tomato plants. It might be a tad early but they have outgrown the greenhouse and need to get into the garden. The taller of the plants were growing up and through the wireframe shelves of the next level.
This year, the cherry tomatoes will get the prime location of the garden. They are being planted in the Southwest garden bed. The variety of cherry tomato is Cherry Baby Hybrid.
I’ve had issues in the past with some of the tomato plants out growing the tomato ladders. The cherry tomatoes especially would grow all over the place including up and beyond the top of the supports. This year I bought some new Tomato Tower cages from Gardner’s Supply which I am hoping are a bit taller and provide better support for the sprawling cherry tomatoes. They are a bit taller than the green tomato ladders I have been using but I’m still expecting the plants will spill out over the top.
For the big tomatoes this year I am planting Steak Sandwich Hybrid. These plants are in the Northwest bed.
Rounding out the tomatoes are two SuperTasty Hybrid. These are planted in the Northeast garden bed and I am going to test out their claim of being ‘disease free’. I’ve been struggling with blight on my tomatoes for quite some time now and we’ll see how these fair.