May 5th, 2010

farmer

Garden...DONE!

The 2010 garden has now been planted! Yesterday I put in 26 seedlings and a row of green beans. As previously mentioned the 26 plants include 6 different varieties of tomato, 4 eggplant, 4 green chiles, 4 poblano/ancho peppers, 4 green peppers, and 4 jalapeno. The green beans were put in to separate the jalapenos from the other peppers. I'm not sure if it will make any difference at all, but it's at least a half-assed effort to limit cross breeding amongst the peppers. One year it was quite interesting to watch bell peppers start to get elongated and develop heat since they were planted right next to green chiles.

After I got everything into the ground, I was a little nervous because everything looked so wilted from transplant shock. This morning everything looked great. Can plants get "morning wood?" *lol*

I would post pics, but from last year's experience I can't fit the entire garden in a single shot. There's not much to see anyway. It's just a plot of dirt with a few spots of green. Maybe I'll post something a month from now. Let the watering begin!