It is a little dry and the bugs are enjoying my green beans. I need to spray something on them...and I think I might try Oxy Blast...a hydrogen peroxide product which invigorates the plant and discourages little beasties. We have harvested 4 gallons of green beans and have been enjoying lettuce, beets, and zucchini. The tomotoes are just starting and my first cukes are about 4 inches long. We are very anxious for our first run at sweet pototoes...so far they look good.
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My zucchini plants are producing in ever-increasing amounts!
I have some really interesting tomatoes this year. We have pink beafsteaks, orange tomatoes that are kind of pointed on their ends (they are sort of heart-shaped), Sungold cherry tomatoes, etc. LOL, the cherry tomatoes are "volunteers" that grew up all on their own--in some rather strange areas of the yard. We grew them on purpose last year and I guess seeds got scattered around.
My pumpkins are turning orange. They didn't get very big at all this year, just a few pounds, but they are cute.
My Flavor King Pluots are ripe. Yay! I had one yesterday and it was the first Flavor King pluot that I ever tasted. It was really good, so now I'm especially glad I bought and planted that tree. It was my tree's first year of producing pluots and it produced about 8 fruits. They were all ripe, so I picked them all yesterday. The birds didn't get any! Ha! My Dapple Dandy pluots are coming along, although they are not ripe yet. There are probably 30-40 on the tree (also that tree's first year of production). I've had Dapple Dandy pluots before, from the produce market, and really liked them.
I picked yet another bowl full of burgundy plums yesterday (the ripe ones) and there are still plenty ripening on the tree. I have to share some today because I have too many.
I am eagerly awaiting my pole beans, pumpkins, watermelons and cucumbers. I have plenty of zucchini and tomatoes right now, so I'm going to go out sharing tonight (knocking on the neighbors' doors to see if they want any).
I keep trying to garden, but my husband seems intent on killing everything I plant. A few years back I had some success with zucchini, but since then nothing. The hubs also managed to kill my pecan tree, my peach tree, my almond tree and my plum tree. The cherry (there when we bought the house) is now dying. If he kills of the walnut tree (which is about 20 years old) I may have to leave him.
Hi Mewhenrysmama, I don't have the strength to dig in the ground so I am container gardening. I have tomatoes, basil and parsley coming up. It doesn't take a lot of work or space, especially for the herbs.
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