Well, that may be true for a garden of reasonable size, with a sane number of plants....but my laboratory approach, mix of pots and grow bags and traditional garden planting, dictate doing things in stages and phases. I am pleased to be at the end of the large pot indeterminate and white grow bag tomato planting phase. As of late this afternoon, approximately 70 tomato plants are now settled in to their permanent homes - and they are watered and mulched.
The next task is to plant the rest of the driveway dwarfs into the no-handle, black grow bags (all of which are having a nice soak in a garbage can filled with dilute bleach). I hope to get through that tomorrow and Sunday. And the rest of the work to be done was outlined in my last blog entry - the small pot indeterminates, hot and sweet peppers, eggplant, and, last of all, but big garden plantings.
I may be dancing between raindrops - heavy thunderstorms, possibly - which could spread things out a bit longer than I hoped. But it does feel good to know that some of the most important varieties to our needs this season are now planted, and we are only a few months away from great tomatoes.
One more thing - the joy of having all sorts of spring greens to use for a quick dinner. Tonight I picked a bowl of our various mustards, some collards and kale - and I sauteed the chopped greens with onion, scallion, sweet pepper and olive oil, seasoned with salt, pepper and red pepper - served over whole wheat spaghetti. Delicious!