I’ve been working in the garden again. Yesterday I finished raking out the soil, so that I had a nice, even bed. I also decided to pile the rocks I pulled out in a little more functional and aesthetic way. Today I finally got to the good stuff…
So, as I mentioned earlier, our garden is 18’x18′. With this amount of space, I planted 6 rows, 3′ each. This gave lots of room for our peppers, and hopefully enough room for the tomatoes.
All told, I planted:
- 12 Jalapenos
- 6 Habaneros
- 4 Roma Tomatoes
- 2 Yellow Boy Tomatoes
- 1 Striped German Tomato
- 4 Romaine Lettuce
- 1 String Bean
- 1 Watermelon
- Complimentary herbs including: basil, oregano, garlic, marigolds
In addition to piling the rocks in the back (as you can kind of see in the picture), I also attempted to build a toad house.
Marigolds are reportedly good at repelling pests that affect peppers, and Tomatos, including whitefly – which we get a lot of around here. However, they are also the favourite food of the slug, second perhaps to my habaneros. I’ve lost a good chunk of my crop two years running to slugs, and I’m hoping that this year I’ll get a toad or two to clean them up. We’ll see how that goes!