This last weekend I decided to go ahead and plant all of my tomatoes and peppers. This meant the carrots had to come out a little early. I did this because the temperature has been way too high all through March leading me to assume that this summer is going to be hotter than normal. I figure the sooner the tomatoes can get going the better the crop before the heat kills them off. Along with the normal Roma plants, I also put in some heirloom and beefsteak varieties.
Unfortunately the carrots had to be sacrificed since space is a factor in the garden. The crop had done really well since the ground never really froze over winter so I only lost about half the plants pulling them early.
Well they were just really small carrots to be honest, but they still taste better in one bite than 10 bites worth of store bought. Next year I am going to double the space for winter carrots and plant each row wider, hoping to encourage faster growth in the shorter warm period.
I also decided to overplant the jalapenos and cayenne peppers this time, partially because of the mix up last year. I figure since one of each plant will supply me with a year worth of peppers, three plants should just about turn the overkill up to 11. Hey, I just need to find more uses for hot peppers, a task I look forward to.