Thursday, May 31, 2012

Homestead Garden – Tomatoes Planted!!



Yesterday I had huge plans.. I was going to plant my whole garden..  ~smile~  But, as life goes.. I got a late start and had other priorities for the day..  BUT..  I did get a few rows lined up and then got my 52 tomato plants in the ground.  It took me 3 hours..  However it got done!!  Today it rained so I was not able to get back into the garden to finish planting my seeds.   

Hopefully in the next couple of days the sun will be back out and I will get the garden in completely.  But for now, I am happy to have my tomato plants at this point.

Here they were ready to be planted…














And after they were planted…


13 comments:

  1. That's awesome!!
    I decided to cheat and just buy from the local farmer this year :) <3 he will grow and I will eat them. It's all good!!

    Can't wait to see your garden progress

    love ya <3 8)

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    1. I like your plan too Cathie!! :D

      love ya back.. :)

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  2. Now, what is your plan to support them? To me thats the tricky part.

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    1. Actually.. for the last few years I have not done anything to support them.. and they grow just fine. I will just let them be again this year..

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  3. 52 tomato plants...Wow you must really like tomatoes!

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    1. I can lots of salsa and spaghetti sauce.. so I need lots of tomatoes!! :)

      Crystal :)

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  4. Great Job Crystal!!

    We planted 22 yesterday, I have more that need planted they are just not big enough yet but can't wait!! We also planted 37 cucumber vines yesterday as well!!

    The garden fever is in full swing here in VA!!!
    Have an awesomely blessed day!!
    Dana

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  5. Wow! My back would be killing me after all that! I wish I had the good soil to plan such a big beautiful garden!

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    1. Ha!! My back WAS killing me afterwords.. LOL.. good exercise I say!! :D

      Crystal :)

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  6. Wow, I thought my 16 plants was ambitious. Great Job. As far as supporting them, I put a steel post at both ends of the row and run mesh wire fencing that comes in a roll between the poles.

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  7. Crystal,
    I am always in awe of your garden :) We planted our first garden this year and it has been a great learning experience. We thought 12 tomato plants was going to be plenty but I now see why you have so many. Especially if you want to can things! We used the metal circles that you can put around the tomato plants to support them. You can see my garden here http://www.eat-live-and-be-full.blogspot.com/2012/05/may-garden-update.html

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    1. Love your garden Sarah.. :) Yes, I plant as many as I do because I can lots of salsa and spaghetti sauce and if there is enough leftover then it is canned tomatoes...

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  8. What beautiful soil! I have been in an apartment for 2 1/2 years and now am going to a townhome but there is a community garden across the street at a church that I will join next year. All organic! I get my garden fix by watching yours grow! Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you :)

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