Picked this morning.
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This is my little plot planted up next to the playhouse. Got a few tomatoes in buckets as well and some cucumbers.
This little bush has started putting out the cherries. Husky Red, got a great acid pop. I’ve added two more younger ones. Along with them I’ve got 3 Pear tomatoes (salad size), 3 Beefsteak, 2 BetterBoys, and one I bought as a Pear that had grown into a large bush. Not quite sure what it is!
These Cowhorns were on the table at every meal during the summer growing up, usually chipped up in peas or butter beans. Got a couple of Banana peppers, a Bell, and a Jalapeño. Got two Birdeye bushes that I’ve had for several years for making pepper sauce.
A couple each Crook-Neck squash and Zucchini.
I’ve enjoyed slowly getting back into it. There’s a peaceful pleasure derived from tending, picking, sharing, and enjoying something you’ve had a hand in. I’ve also enjoyed reading about what everybody else does as well as soliciting some advice. Heck, this thread is kinda like an internet feed store where you can hang around and shoot the breeze about agricultural things. Just wish there was some way to “pull” for a short Coca Cola
How many of you guys have a couple tomato bushes on the patio or a victory garden in the back yard?
I got started a little slow this year. I plant most everything in containers, in the past so I could move things in the event of heavy rain and wind, and usually stake or cage. This year once I got most everything in it's permanent container, I tore out my muscadine vines I've been trying to grow for the last 7 or 8 years and decided to use the trellis to string all my plants vertically. The trellis will allow me to put a sunshade over the [plants later in the summer when it gets too hot. I got all the containers moved and will prune and tie them up in the next couple of weeks. I've got about 18 tomatoes potted and I'm trying some new varieties this year, Beefmaster, Cherokee Purple, Compari (got this seed from a pack of tomatoes from Publix), and Cherry. I've also got Japanese Black and Sweet 100's which I grow just about every year. Also have Datil peppers and a couple Straight 8 cucumber plants. Everything is 100% organic, including bug juice.
Had to work on the farm all day. Got up at daylight and had my coffee while I strolled through the garden. Saw some moths flutter out, figured pinworm or corn earworm. Saw some whiteflies but no damage. Brought back some lambda-cylohathrin from the farm and mixed some imidacloprid with it. Gave it the nuclear dose, should be clear for a week or 2.
Jalapeños starting to do it now, and I am ready. Picked a cayenne and ate it making sure my 14 yo son could see. He didn’t say anything, just did the same. After a minute he looked up and said “I guess you got me good”. Now we’re outta milk, but that was worth it!
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Got a couple pics from the big garden this evening. We had been dry but got 2” of rain over the last 3 days and this crop is officially hauling ass now. I need to get mepiquat chloride on ASAP, but the ground is too wet on the lower ends to use my sprayer. If it won’t dry enough by Thursday afternoon I’m calling the plane.
I gave up real gardening a long time ago. I just dont have the time or patience for daily tending. As for landscaping, I want things that are also going to be low maintenance. Here is an awesome esperanza that finally “woke up” this year with an exploding crepe myrtle right behind it. The esperanza was transplant shoot from my mom’s farm near San Antonio to their home in Jax. That sucker is HUGE there. Then a transplant shoot to my property.
Things are just now starting to get ready.
Squash and zucchini have been bearing since last week. The peppers have all gotten ready to pick this week (though I bout let one cow horn go to seed). Still don’t have any color on the table tomatoes, but the salad reds are picking up. Looking forward to the Pears getting ready.
Finally got to spray the cotton yesterday. Used a tank mix of imidacloprid for tarnished plant bug suppression, mepiquat chloride to keep the plants in a fruiting mode, and an amino acid complex to help manage heat stress. Here is the time-lapse project I’m working on.
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