As you know, I've been really sucking in the tomato department recently - thanks to blossom end rot, and a little excess magnesium. A total of 5 tomatoes have been thrown away, but things are looking up. In the photo below, 2 cherokee purple tomatoes are growing just fine so far. Man, I can't wait!
Photo below - it's a tiny opalka paste tomato! I sure hope these plants produce well, because some homemade salsa and spaghetti sauce would be great! I've already got some of the ingredients for making both, and they sure have gone up in price since last year...dangit!
Photo below - a little boston pickling cucumber. I'm pretty sure it got pollinated, but will know for sure in a few days. Folks....there's gonna be alot of pickle making going on around here later! A total of 14 vines should produce 250-300 cucumbers, I bet.
The peaches and cream sweet corn has begun to tassel, and i'll have to show you how I'm keeping it from blowing over, later. I learned to prop it up last year, because the stalks were falling like crazy in the sfg. Not this year, though!
Yellow squash, Mortgage Lifter tomatoes, Brandywine tomatoes, and Big Boy tomatoes.
Also, let me tell you about my muscadine grapes - japanese beetles are eating them! Oh yeah....I inspected them yesterday, and wondered "What the ?" I'll spray every inch of the vines with some really good insecticide this evening, and stop them from ruining my harvest. Stupid beetles....I'll show them!
Anyway, I hope everyone has a nice weekend! I'll start building the rafters for the shed tomorrow.......Yay! Ouch, my knee.....