Homegrown Tomatoes and three veggie garden tips


We spent a huge part of our spring planting a raised bed garden. It was our Spring Project 2013!

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I am so pleased with our fresh tomatoes, cucumber and basil. It's been this girl's dream come true considering my black thumb. 


Here are some things we learned. 

1. Tomatoes LOVE water. Each plant needs about a half-gallon of water a day. We didn't use any plant food, just natures food- water. Two dozen tomatoes later we our plants have blossomed to five feet tall. 

2. You will need more room than you think. Jason built a raised bed garden. It was about 10 feet by 5 feet. Plenty of room in theory. Not plenty of room in real life. 

Our cucumber plants took over and killed our bell peppers. You need to plant your cucumbers four feet from everything. 

3. Put up a fence. We have some visitors who ate the flowers off our squash plants. Jason put up a small fence to keep out critters. It only cost about 20 bucks for some netting and posts. 

Here is a look back at our garden.