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Friday, May 09, 2014

Tomato Pots and Bean Poles

Little teepee bean poles waiting for their beans!

I was supposed to have stopped tonight after we built the raised bed.  But I was too excited to.  I'm funny that way. . .I just love having a proper vegetable garden after way too many years of having to content myself with pots and growbags.  Hoping for my first proper harvest this year is making me positively giddy!

So you'll forgive me if I snuck back out to the garden and did a little more.

Staying with the theme of 'using whatever we find laying around,' I made some bean pole teepees from short trees we'd cut down.  I just took four similar lengths, dug them into the ground a bit and angled them together.  A quick tie off where they met and they're all ready to support the many kinds of beans we have growing!

I also sorted out the tomato tubs and cages.  Last year I had them on the little bridge right in front of our front door hoping that the deer wouldn't come that close to the house.  I made it about 3/4 of the way through the season before Bambi came at midnight and stripped every last leave.

But this year they'll be under cover at night, so, hopefully, we'll have a fantastic harvest!

With the 2 hanging baskets, there will be 10 tomato plants

I also went a little crazy and decided to try something new. . .those upsidedown tomato basket hanger things.  They'll have to go where my lovely hanging baskets full of flowers usually do, but I hope it's a good, deer proof option.  I chose red cherry tomatoes to go in one and some purplish-black cherry tomatoes to go in another.

Hopefully, when my pots of yellow and orange cherry and pear tomatoes start to produce, I'll have the tomato salad of my dreams!

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