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9 hours ago, TripleH said:

 

@Glitterwolf, W.O.O.F. had better be careful. It appears that in addition to breeding, M.E.O.W. has now figured out a way to GROW agents.

 

We've adjusted our Science program accordingly!

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Walk through the garden this morning.

 

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Still not a lot. But this has been a bad year for pests, and the 90 degree plus weather with very little rain we've had for the last five weeks isn't helping either.

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Jealous of your Tied Eyes.  Ever since my vacation schedule started interfering with starting seeds, I've had to take what I can find with no chance of finding any green when ripe tomatoes (I grew Cherokee Greens in the past) which I think make the best BLTs.  This year was even trickier, obviously.  

 

As for rain, we were pretty dry as well until over two days this happened.

 

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Kind of amazed I'm not seeing more tomatoes splitting.

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Spent time in the garden last night.  Had one of the yard supervisors on hand (Boots)

 

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Ground view, kind of a mess. I ripped out nearly everything on the lower left. 

 

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Solanum pimpinellifolium, or wild currant tomatoes. These have naturalized and come back every year in my garden. They are about the size of a marble. 

 

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Sunflowers are doing very well, they are taller than I am.  This is the first time I have successfully grown them. 

 

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Jalapenos starting to ripen:

 

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Yellow squash is a problem here.  This one has mold and probably a virus, and worm damage on the main stem: 

 

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And we have worm sign, this is going to be dead before it produces anything. 

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We have a visitor:

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Volunteer in the compost bin. Probably a butternut squash. 

 

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Harvest for the night.  What started as weeding ended up with me pulling the row of onions. 

 

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I am jealous of y'all's bowls of tomatoes. I am still just getting a handful of stuff at a time and all the tomatoes are gone within 5 minutes of entering the house. We have lots of little green ones, and a few big green ones, but only a couple ripen at a time. 

 

Today's harvest

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The first black cherry tomatoes. They are less sweet than the orange zingers we have been getting, but still a strong tomato flavor. 

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I'm starting to think I may have the vining tomatoes.... But I have tons and tons of little, marble-sized tomatoes going!

 

Had to move the plants out of the wide open sun since we're supposed to get a whole bunch of Hannah rain and wind.

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I also went ahead and planted 2 of the juiciest, most delicious pineapples I've ever had. Figured if I was just going for it, I'd just go. Lol

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Managed to remember to take sime pictures today:

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First we were somewhat lax on weeding.  There is the pile for today.

 

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Squash and one little pumpkin vine.

 

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Peaches

 

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The concord grapes are plumping up nice.

 

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Couple of apples

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Pears

 

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And the black berries

 

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And cukes and tomatos from the harvest today.  The candy land tomatos went straight from plant to Awesome Wifes mouth.

 

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Today's tomato harvest! The plant responsible (Rapunzel cherry-tomato) is in the background:

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We also got our first Yellow Pear tomato! It was super mild, though I'm not sure whether it's normally that way, or it hasn't been getting enough sun. My conclusion was "It's basically the tomato for people who don't really like tomatoes." :lol:

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My San Marzano roma-type tomato has been trying so hard to give us lots of tomatoes, but until very recently each one has been struck by blossom-end rot. But it looks like we've finally sorted it out, and there's one that's ripening up nicely! ^_^

 

All the rest of our tomato plants have been kind of disappointing in their lack of ripe tomatoes so far. -_-

 

Huzzah!

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Yes, the yellow pears are mild tasting, good for a change of color or flavor. My friends who can't handle the acidity in regular tomatoes like them.  When grown in the ground the plants can get massive, too. 

 

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, OneBoot said:

 

We also got our first Yellow Pear tomato! It was super mild, though I'm not sure whether it's normally that way, or it hasn't been getting enough sun. My conclusion was "It's basically the tomato for people who don't really like tomatoes." :lol:

 

I'm not really a fan either. They're a fun for color variety in salads but I've not found one that I felt had much in the flavor department.

 

In other news, this happened overnight....  It is almost time.....

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5 hours ago, Cygnwulf said:

 

I'm not really a fan either. They're a fun for color variety in salads but I've not found one that I felt had much in the flavor department.

 

In other news, this happened overnight....  It is almost time.....

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Are those figs?

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7 minutes ago, lowlylowlycook said:

 

Are those figs?

 

I think they are, I'm more than a bit envious ::o:

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We got a handful of little tomatoes today and the first big ones are starting to turn red.:wub:    The last zucchini was a lost cause though. Finally went to pick it and it was hollow. Eaten from the inside. :down:

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2 minutes ago, Keianna said:

We got a handful of little tomatoes today and the first big ones are starting to turn red.:wub:    The last zucchini was a lost cause though. Finally went to pick it and it was hollow. Eaten from the inside. :down:


Some critter (or critters) appreciated it. 

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