Since I started my seedlings a month and a half ago, I thought I’d share an update on how they’re doing. We’ve had pretty nice weather lately, so I’m itching to get out into the garden. It’s pretty cool to think that a couple months ago these plants were just seeds, and now they’re on their way to providing food for me and my family throughout the summer.
The tomato seedlings are now about six inches tall. They’re slowly but surely growing. Now that they have lots of leaves it’s easy to tell the different varieties apart. I can’t wait to be eating tomatoes straight from the plants. Garden tomatoes are a million times tastier than anything you’ll find in the grocery store.
I planted a combination of full sized tomatoes as well as cherry tomatoes. They’re all early to mid season so I should get tomatoes from all the plants. Because the growing season is so short here in Calgary I’m always worried that the tomatoes won’t have enough time to grow.
The zucchinis are getting pretty large. They now dominate the window I have them in now. Because they’re so leafy they need more water than the tomatoes, so I’m now watering them every other day. I’m really looking forward to having zucchinis again this year. Last year because of hail and an early September snowfall I didn’t get to enjoy any of them.
Although I planted some butternut squash, they never germinated. I’m pretty bummed because this is the second year in a row that they haven’t grown. I’m thinking I’ll get some new seed for next year and try again. I’m determined to grow them myself!
In addition to the seedlings I’ve started, I’m also planning on growing carrots, peas, radishes, herbs, lettuce (both leaf and romaine), onions, and Swiss chard. All of these seeds have to be directly sown into the garden though, so I couldn’t start them inside.
Leave me a comment with what you’re growing in your garden this year.