It won't be long at all before we can go wild and plant everything we want in Middle TN. I've been holding back my tomatoes until all signs of frost are gone in the forecast and it looks like this weekend will be the weekend for tomato planting! Just so you know the best way to plant a tomato is to plant deep. If you want to read more about that look at my post from 2008 about the best way to plant a tomato. Basil seeds need to go in the ground soon and all those annual flower seeds you've been saving for our post frost date will be ready to be planted within a few days. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves let's take a look back at what is happening in the garden now:
The Tom Thumb Lettuce is growing strong!
The spinach is doing well, the bed just needs weeded.
Rainbow Chard is introducing it's colorful self to the garden.
Oooh and we can't forget those strawberry blossoms!
This Weekend's Gardening To-Do List:
- Plant Tomatoes, basil, peppers, eggplant from seed grown transplants.
- Plants squash, cucumbers, and cantaloupe from seeds (direct sow in the garden)
- Sprinkle wildflower seeds along the hillside.
- Construct the entry deck for the garden shed
- Propagate more plants! 'Caradonna' salvia, Chocolate Eupatorium, Asiatic lily and catmint have aready been started.
- Transplant more Russian sage.
This past week found me very busy outside in the garden. I hope you were able to spend some quality time outdoors too!
Sunday April 4
Monday April 5
Tuesday April 6
- I was too tired after a day of transplanting arborvitae and planting a dogwood to post!
Wednesday April 7
Thursday April 8
- Tuesday's Tasks This is where I talk about what I did on Tuesday! Here you can find out why I was too tired to post about it on Tuesday.
Friday April 9
- I visited the Bloom 'N' Garden Expo - I'll tell you later about the plants I brought home!
Labels: vegetable garden, weekend update