By 18 April 2009, had prepared the Southern 1/2 of Bed 0 per the Soil Test Report No. 27243, dated 9 April 2009, from Timberleaf Soil Testing Service:

  • Applied 3 x 1 cu. ft. Fox Farm Planting Mix to 50 sq. ft.
  • 8 oz. high-calcium lime and 4.5 oz. gypsum

Transplanted 16 “Legend” tomato starts on 18-inch centers (started in flats on 3/7/09),  and transplanted 3 “Burbank Slicing” tomatoes, also on 18-inch centers, also started in flats on 3/7/09, and 2 Cherokee purple tomatoes. Those were purchased at the Graton Community Center’s Spring Plant sale by Michael.  A picture of Bed 0, with all of the transplants, as it appeared on 18 April 2009, follows:

Bed 0 planted with tomatos and string beans

Bed 0 planted with tomatos and string beans