Finally, Noticeable Growth in the “Back Forty”

Mid-May and my garden is finally showing signs of growth. I never did get my hot peppers to germinate, so I wound up buying a plant from the store. Everything else was started from seed. The radishes (lower left) are ready to harvest. The carrots have been a little disappointing. Only half of them came up and the ones that did have not been growing very fast. Everything else looks good. I am growing two different types of tomatoes, a modern hybrid (upper right) and a traditional heirloom (upper left). It is interesting to see how different these two plants have been through their growth cycles. I had 100% germination (5/5) with the hybrids I started, but 60% germination (3/5) with the heirlooms. The hybrid has also grown faster and much straighter. We’ll see how the yields compare.

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