Anyway, the tomatoes are doing exceptionally well, and we should be covered in them before too much longer. Just look at these Cherokee Purple tomatoes below - man I can't wait to eat some mater sammiches!
Photo below - One of the brandywine tomatoes is a really nice sized fruit, and has a beautiful shape to it, too. My little tomato thief better not steal this one, or the homemade flamethrower (a project for another day) just might take center stage. I'll resort to "shotgun therapy" first, though. Ha!
Photo below - now let me tell you about the jelly bean tomatoes in 4 gallon swps....Both plants have an issue with their top growth becoming all droopy like this one, and it took me a while to figure out what was going on with them. The roots are getting too hot in the containers.....I have always grown cherry tomatoes in these same planters with great results, but only in an area that received about 6 hours of direct sunlight. This particular area gets 8-9. Oh well, it's definitely a lesson learned on my part.
Photos below - sure, I could yank the plants and start over in a different location, but really don't want to lose all of the little tomatoes that have formed already. There must be at least 40 of them, and i'll just leave the plants as is for now....
In other news, it's been a real scorcher around here! The heat index has been at least 100 everyday over the past week, and it's brutal to do anything outside. Still...I tend to the garden for at least 2 hours each evening, because it requires alot of time to make sure everything is going ok. I know gardeners that just plant it and forget it - but they always end up with less than ideal results......
Also, i'll have more than just cucumbers to show for the next Harvest Monday! Yeehaw!
Take care, and happy gardening!