I'm a tomato farmer


So the garden is officially in - and slowly taking root. Over the last two weekends I've been slowly selling off the remaining tomato baby seedlings. While I was a little disappointed in their size, people have been so thrilled when they buy them. Go figure. I'm not exactly paying my mortgage here but I've covered the cost of the garden this year. 

Costs incurred? Seeds, 2 replacement parts for the irrigation system, hay for keeping the weeds down, marigolds for keeping the bad bugs away, and dahlia bulbs.

Some of the tomato babies have totally taken off and others are moving at a glacial pace. The black truffle is a couple days away from having flowers which is incredible. There is a chance that it could beat the "4th of July" whose actual job is to be the first to fruit. 

Here's what actually ended up going into the garden number wise:
  • touchon carrots
  • spinach
  • kale (1)
  • romaine (1)
  • Japanese cucumbers (1)
  • yellow egg squash (2)
  • snap peas
  • kentucky beans
  • herbs (mint, basil, chives, parsley, oregano, cilantro)
  • peppers (3)
  • hot pepper (1)
For the tomatoes, it might be the most diverse crop yet:
The birds have been absolutely killing any attempt I've been making at carrots and flowers. I wasn't aware that they liked to eat cosmos seeds but apparently they do. After two rounds of sunflowers, I'm reverting to starting the seedlings in the garage and then will transplant them out. I'm going to be pretty pissed if these birds crush my sunflower dreams.

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