We live in Zone 6, which means it's pretty safe to start planting in this part of Jersey after May 15th.
So, I stopped by my favorite garden center and tried really, really hard not to go crazy about wanting to grow EVERYTHING under the sun and decided to stick with stuff I know my family will eat.
They didn't have any cherry tomatoes left and were fresh out of basil (sort of like shopping for swim suits, in July) so, I ended up at my OTHER second home (a.k.a. Home Depot) and picked up a few more Bonnie Plants.
Oh, and dirt. Lots and lots of dirt.
I'm heading out into the vegetable garden this morning and am super-excited to plant a variety we've never tried before: black cherry tomatoes.
First, I have to prepare the beds (UGH!) and, well, this is the part of gardening that is a real pain to me...literally...just hope my back holds out.
I found this awesome online resource to help home gardeners (like me) find some really useful information on growing a vegetable garden: The Vegetable Garden has gardening tips on how to plant, grow and harvest vegetables, as well as plan and design a garden according to your state's gardening/hardiness zone.
Yes, but I don't know what my state's hardiness zone is: Just enter your zip code here to find out what USDA zone you are in and you'll be given the option to view a detailed monthly to-do list or a general seasonal calendar.
FIND IT HERE: http://www.thevegetablegarden.info
In the meantime, if anyone needs me, I'll be outside, working up a sweat and pretending like...you know...I know what I'm doing.
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