In the United States, it’s Memorial Day, a day we set aside to commemorate those who have died in the military service for our country. We have parades, visit cemeteries, have picnics, and generally, here in Connecticut we recognize that it is finally safe to set out any tender vegetation that we have been holding back, like basil and tomatoes.
This year, everything I have is in containers and will remain in containers so that I can remain near the house as I garden
I will obviously need to move these tomatoes into larger containers as they grow–but only one is an indeterminate variety. The other two are bush types. Even in these smaller containers, I set them down almost to the bottom to give them a good start–or as I said to the Spoiler–to make sure they’re nice and sturdy for the chipmunks and the squirrels. It’s a constant battle with them.
The herbs are something that I have pretty much always grown nearby, so that’s not too much of a change. I like to keep them close to the kitchen so I can harvest them quickly as I need them. This year I am starting them in smaller pots but they too will quickly need to get potted into larger pots as soon as we get some warmth.
Obviously we will have a quiet day. Maybe we will have a staycation picnic. However you celebrate, if you do, enjoy!