Wednesday, 2 May 2012
What's Growing in 2012
I'll talk tomatoes today as that's the only main crop that's in the ground just yet. The greenhouse is FULL of future salsa, pizza sauce and pasta sauce and I'm checking those plants several times/day to make sure they are settling into their new home nicely. It's much warmer (and more humid) in the greenhouse than in house and all seems well so far...
I rigged up strings as tomato supports aka Throwback At Trapper Creek using what we had on hand. The strings take up much less space than tomato cages and (fingers crossed) should support the weight of heavy tomatoes better than those flimsy cages that always seem to topple over and break the plants.
Tomatoes in 2012
Sasha's Pride (early)
Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter
I companion planted basil between all the tomatoes and they seem to be settling in just as well as the tomatoes. All the plants are greening up beautifully now that they are in the richly amended soil of the greenhouse (insert huge sigh of relief).
Lastly, I planted the peppers (Red Devil, Sweet Bell, Sweet Italian) in front of the tomatoes and am hoping for a successful harvest. Last year's pepper crop was a bust :(
More to come tomorrow as I'm spending the afternoon in the garden today!