Louisa and Jeff - welcome, and thanks for following the blog!
I can't believe it's June already. Time sure does go by fast when you're busy all the time, and lord knows there's always something for me to do around here. This post is about some of the tomatoes, and most are doing great! Lots of pruning has taken place since these pics were made, and it was certainly time for it!
Anyway, check out the volunteer tomato that's growing in the pile of leaves out back. Man, it's definitely liking it's new home, and I even stuck a couple more in there. I may start a new gardening trend with this experiment. Ha! "Leaf culture".....
Photo below - here's some of the Cherokee Purple plants that really like being in the 4x8 box at the end of the property. At 12" deep, this box gets very good sun exposure and has a nice trellis, too. These plants should really produce alot of fruit later, and I bet salsa made exclusively from CP tomatoes is gonna be really good!
Photo below - I couldn't help but take a picture of this pretty little tomato flower. There's tons of them out there right now, and hopefully they'll turn into something better. This one is Brandywine, just for reference.
Check out all of these suckers that were rooted from plants in the garden. Should anything happen to the current plants, these will take their place. Having backup plants is great insurance - and they're free, too! Most should be developing roots now - as it's been a couple of weeks since they were rooted.
In other news, the tomato plant that was acquired from the extension office is about on it's last leg. It will be the second plant to bite the dust for the year, and i'm certain the reason has been figured out. I shot a video of it that will be posted in a day or two, in which it is shown in detail.
I've also began construction of the large flowerbed beside the driveway for my wife, and it's gonna be a doozy! It's gonna take a long time to complete, because it's just too dang hot to spend more than an hour on it at any given time. I'll do several construction posts on it for reference, because a few readers had asked me to do so.
Take care, and happy gardening!