April 28, 2013

Buying Seedlings and Laying Mulch/苗を買って、マルチを張る

More like a personal memo.
Today, I bought eleven tomato seedlings (10 varieties) at a home improvement center.
My plan is to grow suckers from these seedlings at home and transplant to my rented field. I hope my plan will succeed.

First, I planted the seedlings in plater boxes.

These are strawberry seedlings (20 of them in total) that I was given from a neighbor last year.
Then, I walked to the field with the necessary equipment on my sholder. It's about a 8-minute walk.
My rented field, before I laid mulch.
Three-pronged hoe, mulch, and a snow shovel (not a proper tool for making ridges).

It took me about one and a half hours to make four ridges and lay mulch on each ridge.
I will buy some more seedlings, but it's still rather cold, so I don't think I'll plant them during Golden Week.


Anonymous said...

Have a nice Golden Week! Ah good luck your planting. Happy to read your blog. Keep blogging. I'm a foreign student in Japan and trying to learn japanese. Your blog would help me a lot I think. Thank you for blogging in pair languages.

Fräulein Trude said...

I am quite thankful I don't have a field to take care of enough with the digging(laugh). I bought 4 tomato plants too (2 egg shaped cherry t., yellow wild t. and black cherry t.) because husband was too lazy to grow some seedlings again. This years tomato harvest will be much smaller.

Hiroyuki said...

Anonymous: I hope you enjoy your stay in Japan!

Kiki: Yes, it's half fun and half pain growing vegetables in a traditional way. As I mentioned before, I once tried square foot gardenting (SFG), but it didn't turn out the way I had expected.

Yangsze said...

I put my tomato plants in a few weeks ago - this year, I'm growing a lot of cherry tomatoes because my small children like them so much and I can put them in their lunch boxes!

I'm growing Sungold (very sweet, yellow hybrid), Dr's Green (sweet green tomato), Snow White (white tomato) and Isis Candy (comes in different colours). What kind of tomatoes are you growing?

Hiroyuki said...

Yangsze: Your tomatoes sound very tasty! Sadly, I haven't heard of any of yours...

As for the varieties I bought, I will mention them in a future post!