|Not quite as classy as I would|
like but it was a good first try.
I also sewed seeds for a Italian Blend Lettuce Patch. The loose leaf lettuce came up quickly and was great for salads in the spring and early summer. Eventually the plants aged and became bitter and I removed the whole patch. I should have replanted the patch but forgot about it in the heat of the summer.
|The tomato plants toward the bottom of the frame are the|
uncaged/from-seed ones. Toward the top left you can
see the taller caged ones.
Currently, the 5 tomato plants I purchased are doing great and are covered in green tomatoes. These 5 plants I caged, but are so big they are leaning on each others cages and are somewhat tangled together. The cherry tomatoes that I planted in the middle seem to be growing out every direction and are getting rather touchy-feely with neighboring plants. Next year I will buy taller cages and plant them farther apart.
I also planted a row of tomatoes from seed. My intention was to have a row of sweet corn - but the day I decided to till and plant the garden (remember it was a whim), it was too cold to plant corn. I thought 'Tomatoes don't usually grow from seed outdoors, so I will plant these and they won't make it and then later - when it is warm enough I will just plant corn here'. Boy was I wrong. The tomato plants did come up, and although they were significantly behind the purchased plants initially in the past few months they have caught up. Since I didn't cage them they are low to the ground with course and twisted stems, but they have lots of fruit on them.
Teaser Alert: I will hopefully be back very soon to share what I did with my bounty, besides making an unintentional italian flag.