Tomatoes-on-plant

Genesis: The Beginnings

Spring/Summer 2019

This year was the year that I decided to plant my own garden, with the help of my wonderful husband. I’ve spent so much time talking and talking about gardening and growing my own food. With some motivation from my husband, we finally got it tilled and planted. It has definitely been a rough couple of years, but I can no longer allow life to get me down and put a hold on all of the things I wish to accomplish. Here we begin the journey of my first garden ever. I call it Genesis.

We planted a wide variety of crops all from seeds we have stockpiled over the years, except for the tomatoes which were already sprouted babies when they were planted. The potatoes were some store-bought potatoes that began sprouting eyes, so instead of throwing them away, we planted them. The onion was also store-bought and began sprouting, so we separated the sprouts and planted them as well.

Our garden includes:

  • Celebrity tomatoes
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Bush beans
  • Pole beans
  • Serrano peppers
  • Bell peppers
  • Okra
  • Corn
  • Carrots
  • Purple carrots
  • Potatoes
  • White onion

In just a matter of a week, we already have a few sprouts!

Okra

We have five baby sprouts so far and they are growing quickly!


Bush Bean

This is the only sprout of bush beans so far, but it sure it shooting up and thriving!


Our tomatoes have been in the ground longer than the other plants, but they have grown so much and are already bearing tomatoes with more to come!

Tomatoes

They have grown drastically since they were planted. All of the little yellow flowers will become more tomatoes.


Tips

Since we live in the deep south, our summer days can be humid and hot. We never water our garden midday because the mixture of water and direct afternoon/evening sunlight can scorch our plants. We only water early in the morning because the early morning light is not as harsh and later in the evening when the garden is shaded by our privacy fence.

One last tip that has always been stressed to me is that your plants need to be located where they will receive a lot of morning sunlight.

Happy Planting!

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