Thursday, June 02, 2011

Garden Planted

Assorted bell pepper vegetables from MexicoImage via Wikipedia
I bought some tomato plants last week when Cory and I went shopping and got those planted on Friday.  I really wanted to get some pepper plants, too, but all they had was the larger plants that cost $3 each.  In the end they're probably worth it, but I'd really rather buy a pack of several smaller plants for the same price or less.  Like the tomato plants which were $1.50 for 4 plants.

So last night Jeffrey and I went to Home Depot and found just that - packs of 6 pepper plants for around $3.  So we got 3 packs.  We really don't need that many pepper plants, but they were mixed packs.  One was all hot peppers that Cory wanted to try, and the other two packs were a mix of hot peppers and bell peppers.  I really wanted the bell peppers, but I think there are only two plants per pack since there are 2 kinds of hot peppers, and I wanted more of the bell peppers.  So that's why I bought two.  That's a lot of pepper plants!  And I had to plant them all, because all the plants look pretty much the same, and I had no idea which ones were which.

I worked on pulling weeds and turning up the soil and then planting those peppers, and the rest of the garden, all afternoon.  I planted zucchini, green beans, radishes, cucumbers, lettuce, basil, cilantro, and probably more stuff that I can't remember right now.  I planted some lettuce, spinach and chard a couple weeks ago, and there are little chard and spinach plants now.  I'm not sure what's going on with the lettuce, because I'm not seeing it - so I might have to plant that again.  I think something is eating the chard, too.  Hopefully some of it will survive.

Anyway, I'm feeling a bit tired and sore from all the gardening today, but it does feel good to have it all planted.  Now we can look forward to SALSA!
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