Posted By Jonathan on May 6, 2014
The past few days have been spent getting quite a few of our tomato transplants in the ground. I didn’t realize it at the time but I planted 72 tomato plants earlier this spring! That is the most we’ve ever had, topping the 50 or so from last year. Now we are trying to find room for all these new additions.
We planted our Amish Paste (26 plants) where our old chicken coop sat. We covered the bed with some of the free mulch we got a couple weeks ago. This will help regulate moisture and give us a healthier crop.
Last night, we spent the night digging grass on the north side of our garden and managed to get 17 tomato plants planted – 9 Rosso Sicilian and 8 Little Hagins tomatoes.
Tonight we will be digging up a good chunk of the rest of the grass on the north side of our garden, and planting at least another 15-20 plants. We are planting in mini-keyhole garden beds so we can maximize how many we fit in the area. In a three-plant by three-plant area, we can fit 7 tomatoes in, leaving 2 squares for a path. Putting in a traditional walking path would leave us with 6 tomatoes and 3 squares for walking.