The weather is still gorgeous, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed, and trying to get a head start on my crops. Local gardeners “in the know” say that it’s not safe to plant tomatoes and other warm weather plants until Memorial Day, and some even say Father’s Day. No worries. It’s just a few pennies in seeds if winter makes a final appearance. Here’s what I planted today:
- Transplanetd Petunias purchased at the nursery, and also started more from seed
- Transplanted Pink Brandywine and Cherokee Purple tomatoes
- Emerite Beans planted from seed, a filet bean, pole variety
- Dark Green Zucchini seeds sown in pot, a bush variety
- Casper seeds sown in pot, a white pumpkin
- Chioggia Beet, planted another square from seed
- Tendergreen Cucumbers planted from seed
- Transplanted Basil, Dill and Cilantro into herb pots
All of the seeds I planted today were sown directly outside.
In addition to my plantings, I gave the garden beds a top dressing with rich organic compost, to protect and feed my growing plants.