Today was the first planting in the greenhouse at our new home in Clarkdale, AZ. The greenhouse has a large raised bed growing area in it that contains fairly decent soil. I hoed and raked the soil to prepare for planting. I removed most of a large stand of existing parsley to free up some more planting space leaving 4 existing plants. I planted onion plants given to us the day before by neighbor Ida and planted the following seeds in the bed: “Black-Seeded Simpson” lettuce, “Gourmet Blend” lettuce mix, “French Breakfast” radishes, “Bloomsdale Long-Standing” spinach, “Chatenay” carrots, “Super-snappy” peas, “Detroit Dark Red” beets.
I also planted the following seeds in a Speedling seed-starting flat for later transplant: “California Wonder” peppers, “Carnival Blend” pepper mix, “Red Brandywine” tomatoes, “Roma” tomatoes, “Super Sweet 100” tomatoes, and “Super Beef” tomatoes. I also planted the following tomato plants that I purchased at Home Depot in self-watering containers: “Better Bush,” “Heat Wave,” “Cherokee Purple,” “San Marzano,” “Better Boy,” and “Celebrity.” I also planted 5 “Celebrity” tomato plants in the bed. I watered everything thoroughly and doused everything with “Great Big Plants” liquid compost. Lastly I added the first level of cages to the self-watering containers.