Hubby and I have been busy as can be. If you remember last weekend we mulched the flowers and added new raised garden beds to the landscaping. I thought you might like to see it all complete. Here’s the fresh truckload of mulch, I’m hoping it keeps the weeds down or at least makes it easier to pull them. I find the weeds don’t get a good root system when I mulch, and they pull right out by hand rather than having to use a small garden spade to dig them out.
Next after all the dirt was added to the beds I got planting. I added enough to support my family’s needs and also supply fresh produce to my parents, who are living in the guest house for the summer.
The 2 beds you see with only dirt in them actually have cucumber and green bean seeds planted. I never get starter plants for them because they come up so fast from just planting seeds. It only takes about 5 days for them to emerge from the soil. It’s an easy way to save a little money, I would rather buy my tomato plants as starters.
I ended up with 15 tomato plants, all heirloom varieties. I find the heirloom don’t produce as many tomatoes but the flavor is so much better. Has anyone else experienced that too? I guess I’m funny about planting a seedling that’s been genetically altered in some way. Just give me the good ole fashioned variety.
Below is a link to my favorite tomato cage, I have tried several kinds over the years but this one is perfect in my opinion.