"Okay", you say. "What's the big deal about growing tomato plants?"
Well, you see this is the very first time I got really good results from planting seeds!
I started with 3 seeds in each jiffy pellet and they all germinated for the first time ever. So I had to thin down to one plant and then as they grew I had to plant the pellets in larger pots. All were happy except one Ol Timey Yellow tomato-that's the empty pot you see.
From the left I have 3 wild Texas tomatoes, 2 Ol Timey Yellows, 3 Mexican Calabash and 3 Arkansas Travelers.
I am not sure where I will put them all, I may need more beds. I plan to grow them like my friend Mikey does. He lets them grow naturally, sprawling on the straw covered ground wherever they want to go and he has great yields. I have 2 4x4 beds and a 3 x 8 bed that is raised. The other 2 raised beds are spoken for.
I already have potatoes planted in one raised bed and the 2nd will get green beans. I plan to plant melons and cucumbers in pots to grow on the fence, they did well last year that way.
In addition, I purchased 2 thornless blackberries with a gift card I received. Those need to get planted this week, they are leafing out already. And my 2 peach trees are in bloom!
More updates later!