No tomatoes this year :(
Wiped out the cherry tomato plants and the larger varieties aren't
producing much of anything. Two different nurseries and the same
results. Looking it up on the net evidently its the same fungus that
caused the Irish potato famine.
Everything else (except cabbage, lost 1/2 the plants, no roots? ) is
doing well at least. Cucumbers coming out our ears. Peppers and onions
From SW PA
No roots? Perhaps cabbage root maggots? If so, next year you should cover them
with a floating row cover to keep the bugs away - at least until they get big
and tough enough to withstand the onslaught.
Dead or just distressed?
My tomatoes got hit with leaf spot (Septoria). I *think* I've
treated it with copper sulfate, but a look two days after (when the
weather turned sunny) says it is pretty far along. I'll lose 2/3
- 3/4 of the current leaves. Hoping that an otherwise vigorous
variety will rebound.
I'll know better in about a month.
That's Late Blight. Apparently, this is the time of overlap of
Early Blight and Late Blight. Reading says that Late Blight is
As yet (to my knowledge) I haven't had to deal with either.
Of course, this is also my first year for Tomato Leaf Spot. So who
knows what the future will bring me?
I have one tiny cucumber from 3 cages (~4 vines/cage). But lots
of new blossoms. I'm hoping for a first batch of dill pickles, and
a refresher of dill relish.
Western Ohio (Dayton-ish).
Drew Lawson Some men's dreams
for others turn to nightmares.
I got some new cherry tomato plants (also Sweet 100) from the original
nursery after complaining and buying some zuc plants to put in their
place. They already have tomatoes started and really long straight
stems. The owner recommended in future that I prune the plant so that no
leaves can possibly touch the ground before actually planting them in
the garden. Sounds like a plan except that the plants are really tiny,
6" or less, when you buy them (in late May for this area) so that could
be a PITA until you can put them into the ground. When I retire in a
year or so maybe I will have the time to baby things along.
I have no idea what happened to the cabbage plants that grew no roots
but the others are doing well and should be ready mid/late fall - just
in time for fresh cabbage soup :) My mother passed on a great recipe for
it that came from her mother who emigrated from Eastern Europe. The
first cold weekend of the year is ideal for home made soup, especially
if most of the ingredients come from your garden. :)
Cukes, zucs, peppers, onions and really everything else is doing great
so I guess I shouldn't complain.
As a followup some of the tomato plants rebounded, horribly gnarled
stems and all, and are actually producing a lot of fruit, all getting
ripe at the same time of course! The large tomatoes are actually very
tiny, about golf ball sized (?) but pretty good eating.
Hungarian wax hot peppers just love it here, canned 24 quarts of pepper
rings yesterday. Still plenty out there but need a few more weeks to get
large enough to pick. I only put in 4 dozen plants and should get that
many quarts when done. We have also made a pepper, olive, garlic & spice
mix in oil. Great as a side with a lunch time sandwich.
Bell peppers doing very well too but not quite ready yet. Best (I think)
when the fruit just begins to turn red, a good mix of crisp green &
Cukes & zucs are done except for some late planted zucs just beginning
The few onions I planted are either gone for green onions or overgrown
by other plants. What is left I will leave to winter after the peppers
are done and the plants pulled.
A small garden in SW PA,
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