Anyway, these first ones are Neves Azorean Red, and I just noticed that they look like they have BER....whimper....Gosh, i'm gonna have to go out there and take a closer look, bit it sure looks like it. *After a close inspection of them this morning, no BER to be found. Yay!
Photo below - Brandywine, and thankfully the leaves appear to be free from any diseases. Earlier, lots of leaves were affected with something, and a liberal spraying with copper fungicide took place. Those leaves were removed, then discarded into the woods at least 100 feet from the plants. I'd really like for these to do well this year, because they'll probably become a staple around here. (If not too much trouble)
Photo below - here's an updated picture of the 8 Cherokee Purple plants, which are really beginning to get bushy. I'm ecstatic about this planting - especially because they are really healthy plants. I just knew this box would perform well for them, and can't wait to start harvesting a few. This box will be made 3" deeper once the flowerbed project is finished, as there should be enough scrap pieces leftover for adding at least 1 more layer of timbers. Who knows? I might even build another box when cold weather arrives. Hehe....Shhh....Don't tell my wife!
Photo below - check out these 3 plants growing in the big pile of shredded leaves. Ha! From left to right, we have Stupice, Giant Oxheart (I think), and one of the jelly bean volunteer plants from work. Man, they sure like growing here, and I might just start leaf "farmimg". Hey, it works..
In other news, the 8 tomato plants growing in swc's by the shed are starting to set fruit, too. They are the ones that have herbicide damage - which makes the leaves look really freaky! Only one plant didn't get exposed to it, which is a Giant Oxheart. As you can imagine, that particular swc is using alot more water than the others.
Also, The jelly bean tomatoes growing in 4 gallon swp's that have set fruit like crazy already are experiencing some problems now. I just don't understand it - the leaves are lush and green, but the top growth is drooping....Gosh, I hope it isn't a wilt of some kind!
Take care, and happy gardening!