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September 2018

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Garden 2018

September 2, 2018
Tomato Seedlings

Spring in North Carolina this year was not a pleasant one for us. We spent a considerable amount of time growing tomatoes and peppers from seeds just to have a late cold snap killed all my tomatoe plants.   We had to start over, Ugh!

soil

This year we also ordered soil from a mulch place.  That didn’t go well either, whatever they sent us was not meant to be planted in since it stunted the growth of all my plants and only 5 pepper plants survived.  Since I am not a gardener I didn’t really know what I was looking at but as time went on I realized that this was meant to amend the soil not be the soil!   That really sucked since we bought a dumptruck load! 

Second thing is the isles are being over taken AGAIN by grass and weeds.  I am done with raised 30inch row like all the market gardeners use, because obviously I am not going to be one!  Later this year we are going to setup beds with wood sides so we can run the weed eater or just get in there easier to clear things out.

Heirloom Tomatoes

By the time the summer was in full force, the tomatoes and peppers started to grow and I got to eat plates full of caprese salads!

Caprese Salad