Of course I had to put in one tomato plant, Arkansas Traveler, purchased at the farmers market on opening day. I “companion” planted basil seeds and onion sets in the same container. (I always add a few onion sets so that I can snip some scallion greens for whatever I’m cooking.) I’ve never heard of this tomato variety before, so curiosity got the best of me and I bought it. There are some blossoms already and it has grown about a foot in these nine days.
I have two smaller pots with nasturtiums (and scallions!) to add to my salads. I’ve grown those for several years, and enjoy the color and flavor when mixed with lettuces.
I planted one pot of cucumbers and a separate one that is half dill and half parsley however, the squirrels have dug through there and I’ve lost some of the little seedlings. Squirrels are abundant here, partly because of the bucket loads of acorns that fall during the winter!
My last veggie container is a five gallon bucket with potatoes. I just “hilled” them tonight after work. Backbreaking, I tell ya’ ;) Really, I’m amazed at how well they’re doing. I bought seed potatoes in VT at a local farm and garden store when I was there in April, but they really seem to like this CT heat!
Well, after surveying the crops, I’m sittin’ back out here with my feet up, listening to the birds chirping in the nearby trees. Or is that my neighbor’s air conditioning condenser?
Have fun, folks. We’ll talk again soon.