It has been a month since I planted my tomato plants, and I figured I would give an update on them. I planted 11 tomato plants in my garden on April 14th, 2009 and added two more tomato plants on May 3rd, 2009 for a total of 13 tomato plants. Some gardeners think having 13 plants is bad luck, but don't go getting superstitious on me (if I don't get any tomatoes this year, I will reconsidered my feelings on superstitions).

Here's a picture of one of my Big Beef tomatoes right after planting on April 14th:

Newly Planted Tomato Plant

I planted my tomatoes deep - only leaving about 3 inches sticking up out of the ground. For more on how I planted my tomatoes, please check out How To Transplant Tomatoes.

So after three weeks of growing how do the tomatoes look now?

Big Beef Tomato Plant

As you can see in the picture the tomatoes have grown to be about a 12 - 16 inches high so far. I have also added some mulch to the garden. I have never used mulch in a vegetable garden, but decided to give it a try. I will continually update how the mulch is doing....we'll see!

Here's a list of my tomato plants and how many I have planted for each variety:
Here are more pictures of my tomatoes and some other plants I have in the garden:

Tomato Plants

Tomato Plants In Rows

The plant at the bottom right corner is one of my zucchini plants. They have been growing like crazy.

I would love to hear about your tomato plants as well, so feel free to leave a comment!

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