May 22, 2009: 1 Month progress
Well I guess today is a good day to show the progression of the garden. We planted out on April 23, 2009 and these pics were taken today, May 22, 2009.
Here is a pic of the cinder block garden. Below is the same garden one month ago. I am so amazed at how fast tomato plants grow. They were a little slow to start because as soon as I transplanted we had 5 straight days of rain and some REALLY cold nights but once the weather warmed up, they took off. Most of the tomato plants were only a few inches tall when planted and are now over 2 feet tall.
This raised bed gets about 7 hours of direct, intense sun a day mostly morning to early afternoon(the pic below was taken around 6:30pm).
Marvel Striped: Has a ton of blossoms. None have set but none have dropped either. The Blossoms are really big. I am excited to see if we get any fruit set this week. Here are the before and afters.
Sun Sugar: My first tomato plant to fruit set. So far it has about 6 itty-bitty tomatoes on it but by next week should have over a dozen. (Can you believe how tiny the plant was below? about 2 inches!)
This lemon cucumber looked dead the first couple of weeks. I bought the plant from Home Depot and probably won’t buy any more plants from there. The plant was pretty pathetic to begin with and had only 2 little leaves but then the checkout lady mangled it some more so those 2 leaves endedup dying. Now that the weather has warmed up, it is finally growing.
Black Krim: I am really excited about this tomato plant. It is the smallest of the bunch in the cinder block garden but I read that it is a more compact plant so I am not worried. Yesterday I found 2 small tomatoes on it 🙂
Stupice: (pronounced Stoo-peach-ka or stoo-peach…at least that is what I am told) is a plant from czechoslavakia that is supposed to be an early producer, pretty hardy, and prolific. So far is has 3 small tomatoes on it.
I DO NOT have fruit set on: