Search: Follow Mike on: Facebook Pinterest Twitter You Tube Instagram
Home | The Vegetable Gardening Show | Videos | Media | Blog | About | Contact |

Next Article: Itís Now Gardening Season!

Peppers, Eggplant and Tomatoes are Planted

Date Posted: May 3, 2016

Seeds of the Month Club by Mike the Gardener Peppers, Eggplant and Tomatoes are Planted
photo credit: Mike the Gardener

Yesterday I wrote about how I am a week ahead of gardening here in Zone 7a in my blog post titled, It's Now Gardening Season!. Oh yeah, and while I am thinking of it, for newer gardeners out there that do not know their growing zone, you can look it up at the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map page. It is an interactive map where you type in your zip code and get your growing zone. I forgot to mention that in the previous blog post.

Hereís What We Did

Building on that blog postís information, working with my 9 year old son, we planted all of our eggplant, peppers and tomatoes. I am confident that, while the rain is coming down in buckets lately, the temperatures will hold, frost is behind us, and gardening season is now truly underway. Sure, I have cooler weather plants in the ground, like Kale, Cabbage, Broccoli and Leeks, but for me itís traditional to consider the kickoff to gardening season, the day I put my peppers and tomatoes in the ground.

Peppers, Eggplant and Tomatoes are Planted
Photo credit: Mike the Gardener

Sign up for our newsletter and never miss a blog post:

Get Up To Speed on the Pepper Plants

If you have been following my blog and watching the videos I have been posting, you already know when this all started. Check out my videos Growing Peppers Under Lights with a Heat Mat and Moving Pepper Plant Starts. This will show you my peppers from when I started them indoors, up through where they are today.

Peppers, Eggplant and Tomatoes are Planted
Photo credit: Mike the Gardener

Water, Food and Sun

Peppers, Eggplant and Tomatoes are PlantedNow all I have to do is simply water, feed biweekly and let the heat and sun do the rest. Iíll cover watering techniques in a future video, but for now, Iíll keep the ground moist. In other words, not too dry and saturated, although I canít control that right now because of the rain. For my bi-weekly feeding, I will either put down a layer of compost (most likely), or use an organic fish emulsion solution. This ensures a constant supply of much needed nutrients to the plants.

Extra Information on Sunlight and Plant Location

As for the sun portion of the program, that was decided long before the plants ever went into the ground. I know which areas of my yard receive the most sunlight through the day and those areas were chosen as the location for the plants. Peppers, Tomatoes and Eggplant love the sun. The more the better and the location they are in this year will give them all day sun.

I still have plenty to do to get my garden exactly where I want it as I am sure you do as well. Just remember if you are new to gardening, start small, plant what you like to eat, and keep an eye on it everyday to ensure itís success.

Happy gardening!

Please share this article! Let`s get everyone gardening!

Mike the gardener

About the Author

Mike Podlesny is the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts. Don`t forget to link up with Mike on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.


How to Use Matches to Grow Better Peppers
5 Ways to Stake Tomatoes
4 Tips on Square Foot Gardening
Tips on Harvesting Your Vegetables
It`s a Great Time of the Year to be a Home Vegetable Gardener

If you want to learn more about growing peppers, eggplant and tomatoes, check out these titles below:


eggplant tomatoes peppers recipe, eggplant peppers onions tomatoes, grilled eggplant tomatoes, roasted eggplant tomatoes, eggplant and tomatoes baked recipes, eggplant and tomatoes casserole, eggplant with tomatoes and garlic, eggplant with tomatoes and feta

Discuss Peppers, Eggplant and Tomatoes are Planted on our Gardening Forum


How to Grow Italian Flat Leaf Parsley from Seeds


Itís Now Gardening Season!
Successful Tomatoes from Seeds
How to Build A Raised Bed
How to Move Pepper Starts to Bigger Pots
Mikeís Chickens are ALL Grown Up

comments powered by Disqus

About UsMediaContact UsMike's Book
SitemapPrivacy PolicyGarden with your KindlePhotos
Vegetable SeedsOnline StoreSeeds of the Month ClubMy Account
BlogPodcastVideosLow cost books on Gardening
Seeds of the Month Club Referral Code Program

copyright (c) 2009-2018 Mike the Gardener Enterprises, LLC - All rights reserved

Vegetable Gardening in your Inbox: