Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Vegetable Garden Progress

I planted tomatoes on Saturday! They'd had two weeks hardening off outside and had gotten quite leggy so into the ground they went.

I also assembled another small grow bed that you see against the fence. I have to fill it and will plant cucumbers there to grow on the fence.
Below is the cherry tomato that I purchased. It's flowering already. I'll tie it onto the fence.

Here are two pots of Rutgers that I'm going to try to train on the fence.

I planted the remaining Rutgers in the garlic bed and will put netting up like I did last year to support them.

Below are the Goldies.

And at the opposite end of the bed are the Amish paste with their cutworm collars and marigolds planted for protection. I planted bush beans in between the two types of tomatoes.

Here is a view of the onions, front right, peas behind on right and lettuce bed on the left back with garlic in the front left bed. You can't see the blueberry bushes along the fence on the right but all except one are showing new growth. I'll need to replace the one that didn't survive the winter.

All in all it was a good day in the garden.


Robin said...

Your garden is looking good! Yesterday was a very good day to garden....I think that all of us here in the East got a lot of gardening done!

wilderness said...

Your garden is really looking great. I joined the Monday Harvest so hopefully someday will have something to post for that. Do I have to do anything other than post on my own blog on Monday morning.

Cathy said...

Your gardens beautiful! I'm so envious.Those of us in the north haven't even started yet!

HolleyGarden said...

They look so handsome with their collars! I hope yours do well. I have a hard time with the hardening off stage.

Jean said...

Very nice! Dang you are ahead of me. I have yet to plant a tomato.

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