Happy Mother’s Day!

After a lovely breakfast in bed served by the kids, I had just enough time to plant tomatoes before we had to shower and go to Emma and Andy’s orchestra concert.

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This is a new variety of Roma tomato. Can’t wait to see if it lives up to the hype. 
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After digging a hole, I add a pinch of ground up eggshells. The calcium helps prevent blossom end rot.
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Fill the hole with water so the roots get a good drink right away.

Fill

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I remove most of the leaves and plant two thirds of the stem underground. This allows the plant to grow even more roots and makes them stronger and healthier. 
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All planted. I also trim any leaves to keep the from touching the ground to prevent any diseases from spreading to the plant. 
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I’ve never used this before, but my dad swears by this when transplanting so I’m giving it a try this year. 

Quick tour of the rest of some of the garden.

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The Romaine is doing well. Can’t wait for the first Caesar salad. 
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The iceberg lettuce is starting to form heads. Doesn’t this look different that the white crap you buy at the store. I might be kidding myself, but I bet this is a little healthier. 
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The asparagus is up! I planted dry roots a couple of weeks ago. 
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Lots and lots of peppers! 

 

 

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