It is the first week of December, thus the first week of summer, and here is an indication of my progress with the tomato bed. I have 32 tomato plants, at various stages of growth. In the past I grew everything from seed but this year have needed to scale back production due to family issues and so have purchased all these seedlings. Some are from fetes, some from a local nursery and some from the dreaded Bunnings conglomerate.
I plant very closely so that eventually the row becomes one complete tangle of tomato plants. It does cut down on weeding and probably also reduces cropping somewhat but I've always been satisfied with the amount of tomatoes, so have stuck with this method of planting. There is a plant on either side of a tomato stake.
In the foreground you can see a small capscium plant and some frilly red lettuce plants. And now you are looking down the garden bed from the end where there is a permanent planting of comfrey.
Here's a reminder of what the bed's looked like a few weeks back. You'll also notice the path is much greener in these early summer shots than in the late spring ones. Could be all that rain we've been having!
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