It was absolutely gorgeous this weekend. It was hot and sunny and perfect for being outdoors. I took advantage of the spring weather and caught up on some of my gardening projects.
I have managed to dwindle my thirty-two tomato plants down to eight. I gave the majority of the extra plants away to friends, family, and coworkers. I was so happy to finally plant my six favorite plants in the backyard. I am planting Speckled Roma, Green Zebra, Yellow Cherry, Italian Market Wonder, Purple Cherokee and Brandywine. They are huge and if you look closely some of them are already developing some flowers.
I am also growing two additional vegetables, Eggplant and Cucumber. The cucumber already looks better than last year. Last year’s cucumber was a complete failure the few fruit I had were small and deformed.
My leafy greens are also doing well. I recommend the Correnta spinach as it keeps growing and it doesn’t show any signs of bolting. I also started Black Seeded Simpson lettuce and more Four Seasons Lettuce. I should have a big summer salad in no time. I am especially excited about the Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce as it is a loose leaf lettuce that will continue to produce more leaves.
Ofcourse you can’t have a garden without Basil. I can’t wait to have some fresh pesto. This is the one project I wasn’t able to finish. I have so many basil plants I’m not quite sure where I should put them. I managed to plant a few in the ground and now I’m trying to figure out where else I can place them.