We started working the soil and amending with compost and organic fertilizers on March 7th. I planted my first seeds and plants on March 9th. The photos below were taken on March 26th.
We have 8 tomato plants, 1 Poha, 2 eggplants, 4 summer squash areas, carrots, lettuces, beets, beans, peas, 6 basil, 6 plus tatsoi plants, 1 found spinach plant and marigolds.
We recycled some wood from our tomato cages and built smaller ones for this garden. They have a 6 foot height limit and I hope that is high enough for the tomato plants. I know they will go at least two feet over that but I planted them next to another so they can, hopefully support each other.
In the far left corner is Dr. Wyche and Ponderosa. In the right corner, back is Southern Night and San Marzano. In the center is German Queen and in the red cage is the Poha I seeded. The four 'round' sections in the center are the seeded summer squash. I planted Ronde de Nice a French heirloom round zucchini that will be wonderful for stuffing. Also planted Cocozelle Squash, an Italian heirloom striped green zucchini. It was called Cocozella de Napoli in the 19th century. Next we have an early yellow heirloom Crookneck Squash and then the final one on the right front is Scallop or Patty Pan Squash another heirloom blend that will give me three colors; a light green, a white and a pale yellow. I love to stuff these too. Click HERE for a photo of my frozen stuffed patty pan from 2012 (you will need to scroll down past the frozen tomatoes). I have lots of recipe ideas on my cooking BLOG so feel free to check them out.
Rosa Bianca an heirloom round, light pink lavender color with a bit of white.The other one I planted is Japanese millionaire, this is a hybrid that is very popular so I thought I would give it a try. It doesn't have very many seeds so it should be great on the grill.
My list of tomatoes plants in this garden is:
(these I grew from seeds started in January)
2 San Marzano
1 Cherokee Purple
1 Chocolate Stripe
1 German Queen
1 Southern Night
1 Anaheim chili pepper (El Plantio Nursery)
12 lettuce plants (varieties noted above) El Plantio Nursery
Italian Basil (seeds I started in February)
Tatsoi (El Plantio Nursery)
6 multi-colored Bell peppers
1 Poblano pepper
1 Japanese eggplant
1 round eggplant
The rest of the garden is seeded with:
Poha (in the red cage) these are seeds I saved from last year
4 type summer squash (varieties noted above)
several colors and varieties of carrots
Japanese soyu cucumber
Straight 8 cucumber (1 plant came in)
Gold Rush beans
French Fillet beans
Blue Lake beans
Royal Burgundy beans
Sugar Snap peas
French Breakfast radishes (seeded)
Easter blend radishes (seeded)
Farmer's Market blend lettuces (seeded)
Bull's Blood beets
Gourmet blend beets
I will post another update later with what I have planted in my beds at home. I will not have as many beds since I have the senior plot now, but I will be growing more tomatoes. I have 4 planted right now along my driveway bed.