Planting More Fruit and Vegetable Seeds

I’m enjoying the fruits (and vegetables!) of my labor, but I know that my plants will eventually be exhausted and will stop producing the fruits vegetables that I love, probably months from now. In anticipation of that, earlier this evening, I planted more seeds in fresh containers: tri-color bush beans, cherry tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and, in a fun and bold move, spaghetti squash (a winter squash, but you never know – my acorn squash, also a winter variety, is currently producing after all!).

TIP: It’s important to follow a planting schedule and plant new seeds every few months so that you can enjoy your harvests for a longer period of time, rather than have a heavy bounty all at once, followed by nothing after you’ve picked your plants clean. As your older plants begin to fade out, the new replacement plants will reach maturity, ready to reward you with many fine meals for months to come!

I grow nearly all of my fruits and vegetables in containers and from seed, which is always exciting to me because I check every day to see which container is the first to show signs of sprouting! Just the slightest hint of a leaf is so thrilling, truly. Earlier this evening, I picked two nearly-ripe tomatoes (unknown variety). A delicious tomato salad, with basil and mozzarella, is in my future!

CONSUMER ALERT UPDATE: The non-fruit parts of tomato plants are poisonous if ingested. More information on toxic plants can be found here:

http://www.calpoison.org/hcp/KNOW%20YOUR%20PLANTS-plant%20list%20for%20CPCS%2009B.pdf

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