With rain in the forecast for Friday, I was really glad I was able to get into the garden late this afternoon to plant the tomatoes and peppers. Though they're rather difficult to see in this photo:
I'll give you some close-ups from left to right. The raised veggie bed and one Black tomato I grew from seed (thanks Jennah!):
I still have beans to plant, but I want to wait until the forecast calls for a few warm days in a row before I do so. The white container will hold bush beans of some sort. The hanging baskets have habanero peppers, the wooden lattice planter Soldacki tomatoes, and the grey container is the other Black tomato grown from seed:
The big green planters have Brandywine Pink tomatoes and the other three will have beans (and more potting mix in those brown ones):
Ivory Bell peppers in the brown containers, red potatoes in the big grey ones, another habanero pepper hanging above, and tucked in back where you can't see them are two wooden trough containers for Kentucky Wonder beans:
My favorite tomatoes last year--Black Russian--in the trellis planter, empty brown pots for beans, and Lilac Bell peppers in the large green containers:
Roma tomatoes and habanero peppers in the big wooden planter, a habanero pepper hanging above and that's a container of spearmint on the plant stand:
And on the gravel patio Cherokee Purple tomatoes in the blue square planters, Hillbilly in the grey square planters (though I broke the stem on the one on the left, so I'll have to find a replacement for it, because I don't think it's going to magically heal itself despite me mounding soil onto it), and Green Zebra in the round blue containers. The patio box will be moved this weekend and beans will go in the planter table:
And of course Yukon Gold potatoes in the black trash cans at the end of the garden, which I really hope are doing okay in that clay soil down there. Maybe I'll dig down to one tomorrow to check on them:
The peas are doing well, but not a sign of a single blossom yet and I planted them on April 18th. I'm getting impatient:
The Sweet basil is doing great:
But some of the other basils aren't looking as good:
But luckily the dill and cilantro are thriving:
I scheduled Friday afternoon off to garden, but the weather forecast isn't looking very good. I might hit a few garden centers instead. I still need marigolds to plant with my tomatoes and you know I'll find some other things I want!
UPDATE: Mom, just for you...that Hillbilly tomato is not coming back from this:
It was a rather sickly seedling anyway, which is why I think it snapped as I firmed the potting mix in around it. Just gives me an excuse to go buy a different variety!