what I planted

Gardening season is a wonderful thing. It's the time of year when I'm legit filthy and with limited cares in the world. My mind is a tangle of tomato plant arrangements and drip irrigation plans. I think about whether the peppers would like to be near the dahlia plants and whether it is worth it to grow kale again.

Since the 2018 garden, I moved houses and then subsequently built the very same garden structure that I was used to. Often times the size felt too big but it was more work to make it smaller, and so why not just fill it with plants?

I spent several weeks constructing the structure because I'm incredibly stubborn and don't accept help very well. But, after last weekend we are good to go! I am back to my old habits of just standing in front of the garden, staring off into space, and rearranging tomato cages with my mind. Part of me wonders if any of my neighbors enjoy watching this show happen.

Either way, this year is probably 80% the same as years prior but I've trimmed back on the things that I just didn't use very well. Here is what I'm planting this year:

  • 11 tomato varieties
  • snap peas
  • green egg squash
  • patio baby eggplant
  • peppers
  • kale
So, a far cry from prior years when I also did beans, onions, carrots, radishes, and cucumbers. I just wasn't able to consume all of that ... and so I trimmed back variety and was able to spread things out a little more. The tomato plants have more room to breath and love life.
I'm not quite confident in the tomato varieties this year to be honest. Last year was the best year I've ever done. If I didn't love experimenting with new varieties so much, I would have just completely repeated it. But unfortunately I do and so only 3 tomatoes are carryover from 2018: black truffle, 4th of July, and big rainbow.
For posterity sake, here are some previous garden plans: 2018, 2017, and 2016.

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