So we gave in and bought some new plants. Four of the tomato sprouts and two of the pepper sprouts had died (or all but died), and since Husband put in so much work to get the garden ready, we didn’t want it to go to waste.
We picked out two varieties of tomatoes (Bonnie Grape and Indigo Rose varieties) to try, as well as one new pepper plant (Carmen variety).
Since it’s a lot of work these days for me to get down near the ground to work, Husband graciously planted them out for us.
Here are some closer peeks at the “new-and-improved” garden:
First, the cucumbers (back)– I added a few more seeds in front of each trellis, since I’d only seen one sprout so far, peppers (the new plant is on the left, if it’s not completely obvious ;-)), and zucchini (front):
Here are the tomatoes [columns left to right]: Fourth of July (front stake), Best Boy (back stake); Bonnie Grape; Indigo Rose (apparently this one is a purple tomato that turns red when it’s ripe!)
While Husband planted our new plants, I investigated our daughter’s cherry tomato plant in the pot on our deck. I was happily surprised to see a little tomato forming on it!