Well, once again, your faithful blogger planted 20 heirloom tomato plants, and all are producing beautifully. Which means I’m drowning in heirloom tomatoes.
But as you can see, it’s tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes. I used Mittleider trace minerals, watered once a day, but did sometimes let then go dry (my hubby said that they taste better when they’re stressed a bit), and I squished the green beetle thingies that suck the goodness out of them. They leave little white dots which leave a white icky part inside the tomato. Before, I didn’t mind sharing my harvest since it was so bountiful, but then when I realized they were destroying my tomatoes, I got annoyed. And now, I commit murder by squishing them. I don’t even mind using bare fingers! Ok but I do prefer gloves.
I’ve had good luck with the eggplant and tomatillos. The Anaheim chiles are growing great. I can’t wait to grill them and put them on a hamburger (with fresh slicer tomatoes, obviously). The cucumbers and squash weren’t being super producers, so I went out the other weekend and hand pollinated with a small paintbrush. I think, though, I need to plant my second season of squash.
The lemon cucumbers are finally coming in, and I found three regular cucumbers hiding from me. Isn’t that the way it always is with cucumbers? You can’t find them, and then boom! You have a ton of them. Cucumber salad, right?
I was tickled that I have a cantaloupe. I purchased the container cantaloupes from Burpee, and one container didn’t seem to sprout but the other two are doing great. So I planted more seeds, and that one container is just not growing this season. It’s weird.
What’s been your favorite vegetable this season?