I definitely got a little bit of a late start on the tomato seeds this year, but they’re finally going into the garden. This year, the tomatoes will be interplanted with the flowers. The main reason for this is to help save space. I should also mention that these sunflowers are a very short variety that is used specifically for cut flowers. When they mature in 50 days, the flowers will be cut, and the tomato plants will be able to take their place in the flower bed. Hence, the close spacing that you see below.
To transplant, I simply worked the soil and added a healthy amount of finished compost. I’ve added A LOT of compost to the garden this year in an attempt to help improve the drainage. I’m really hoping that this will be successful. After planting the tomatoes into the soil, I made sure to water them well. As the plants continue to grow, I will be certain to add a thick layer of mulch to prevent any weeds that might be trying to grow.
That’s about it for this post. Are you growing any tomatoes this year? I would love to hear all about your experiences in the comments below!