After 5 weeks, things have exploded. Most are already bearing fruit including: almost all the tomato plants, yellow squash, banana peppers, jalapeño peppers, cayenne peppers, green peppers and eggplant. Nothing yet from the wtermelon, cucumbers or acorn squash but I’m hopeful. Scary to think some of these tomatoes were 1ft high a month ago and now they’re 7ft+!
Learned some important stuff so far though. Spraying with some kind of insecticide is important (preferable an organic, animal safe one). Otherwise lots of little guys will make a home in there. Also restake/ tie up your tomatos often, otherwise they’ll become hard to control. Adding new compost on their bases helps as that wears away. Just 5 mins in the morning checking/cleaning up is more than enough to keep things growing like mad. Probably would hav a better place for vine plants to grow than throgh my yard next time too.