In the mornings Bax likes to go outside and lay in the sun on our deck. Here's what I found when I went to check on him this morning:
I ended up working outside for a little over 2 hours today, which is a lot shorter than what I anticipated. When I did the soil test yesterday I found that my dirt was really sandy, which I kinda already guessed. This meant that I needed to add "organic matter" to the soil. I bought some bumper from the nursery and mixed it into the soil before I began. I then planted the plants adding some bumper to the hole and some feed for the tomato plants. At the very end I smoothed out the soil and added bumper on top of the soil and of course watered it. I am now going to research the need for fertilizer, hoping that I wasn't supposed to put it in the hole when I planted it...oops! Now I guess it's time to just nurture, water and feed the plants and wait for some fruits of my labor. I'm so excited to make my first meal with veggies &/or herbs from my very own garden!
Tomorrow I'm going to plant some strawberries and thyme and put a border to separate the garden from the rest of the dirt in the backyard.
Here are some pics from today:
Yellow Grape Tomato