03 May 2009
Garden: " WHOA!'S" And "WOES"
Let's start with the woe..
Can anyone explain this browning on the squash? Granny said last years' crop did the same thing..
Could it be too much "cat help"? Too much moisture? Early fruit that the plant is culling naturally?
Just very few of the myriad yellow ones that aren't, at some point, succumbing...
Otherwise we're moving along all right. Green beans never got above 10" tall; I suppose it's still early in the season, though. And I've gathered nearly 2# off them so far...
Finally got a bit o' reddening on that freaky tomato plant:
Largest bush; smallest fruits!Ha! They group like roma, look like cherry.. at least on this vine. The smaller vines--have about double-golfball sized fruits.
Store-bought cantaloupe filler, thrown out to compost, is in full bloom.
Containered cucumbers are trying, and the Colorado Red beans, right out a 20# prep-sack, are mimicking the green beans-- small but flowering profusely.
And the heirloom watermelon has decided it finally hot enough to make a runner or three...
Lettuce will soon come out (being diligently consumed away!) to make room for either okra or more bell-type peppers. Overall, for such a small chunk o' dirt, I'm relatively happy. And listening to yall in more northerly climes report weather... I'm gonna have to either reconsider my future growing and home spot, or become REALLY proficient @ greenhouse growing! LOL! Can't imagine, here it is May and NOT having dirty fingernails for a good couple months now...
Oh, don't worry; I'll adapt. I'll bitch and moan excessively when that white, flaky stuff continuously thwarts my efforts, but... be worth it to be in NOT HOUSTON!!!
O.K., I've tortured you "yankees" enough for one weekend. I've got a turkey on rye that's BEGGING consumption with a home-grown, vine-ripe tomato...