one of our tomato plants...it is much larger now
I headed off to Bricorama to buy a bunch of large, cheap pots as well as a small shovel, soil and my plants. I ended up getting 6 tomato plants, 6 cherry tomato plants, 6 strawberry plants, one zucchini plant and one bell pepper plant. Since we ended up with so many tomato plants (I had only planned on buying 1 or 2 of each kind but they only sold them in packs of 6), we planted some in pots and some in the ground. If the ones in the ground do well, then for next year, when we have more time, we might prepare a section of our garden to be a potager. All in all I didn't spend too much, and the pots were the most expensive. The plants themselves varied from 2 euros to 5 euros for the packs of 6 tomato plants.
the strawberry plants
When we got home from Bricorama we spent the afternoon planting, working on the garden, and enjoying the sun. It was a great way to spend a nice Saturday afternoon and hopefully by the end of the summer I will be enjoying some delicious homegrown vegetables!!!
Lionel working in the garden
Since we planted our vegetables, the plants in pots have grown quite a bit...the tomato plants are about a foot tall now! The ones in the ground haven't grown nearly as much, but they haven't died, so we will see. But I'm definitely looking forward to tasting the fruits of my labor!