What did you do in your garden today?

FarmerJamie

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Do a test to show yourself the difference. The ground temperature is colder at the depth you appear to have planted those tomatoes. Make a trench no deeper than 6". Lay some tomato plants on their sides in the trench. Gently turn them upwards at the leaf end and cover. Then sit back and wait as the ones in the trench take off much sooner than the ones you buried deep in "cold" soil.
I use the trench method...
 

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Tomatoes! So I have 38 plants! A few cherry, grape, pear, purple Cherokee...rest paste & canner types. 😁. Fill the jars year and I share fresh with friends. 30 various pepper plants...mostly sweet bells -- green, red, yellow, orange & purple, just a couple jalapenos. 4 type potatoes. Two more for late types in couple months, plus sweets making slips. Beans? Yeah, snaps & dry type, plus big & small limas. 3 type corn, squash, zucs, plus animal type squash/ pumpkins later.

I'm on a "work yourself to death" roll here 🤣🤣🤣🤣
 

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Tomatoes! So I have 38 plants! A few cherry, grape, pear, purple Cherokee...rest paste & canner types. 😁. Fill the jars year and I share fresh with friends. 30 various pepper plants...mostly sweet bells -- green, red, yellow, orange & purple, just a couple jalapenos. 4 type potatoes. Two more for late types in couple months, plus sweets making slips. Beans? Yeah, snaps & dry type, plus big & small limas. 3 type corn, squash, zucs, plus animal type squash/ pumpkins later.

I'm on a "work yourself to death" roll here 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Wow! Just wow! Jealous (!) and not jealous (of all the work in your future) at the same time, lol!
 

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@flowerbug yes, it was too many. I made sauce for me and half of Florida, lol I took so many jars and gave to family and friends, shipped to my sister in PR still have in the pantry,lol. I am just learning about canning and I had to show off my Michgander skill,lol

This year I picked Rima because they say it's best for tomato sauce. Wonder how to make paste 🤔 Probably more work for sure.
It was hot last night. Up here the ac's they don't cool below 62 but dang, this house never made 65 last night. In Florida the ac's can go lower than 62.
 

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9,000 Sq ft of weedy glory. Top pic is today. Teenager planting green beans for scale.
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