Here’s my cute little harvest from yesterday afternoon:
Lots of tomato varieties! I think I’ve gotten at least one tomato off of all my plants now, with the stars being the Black Sea, Black Sea Man, and Sungolds. That big, gorgeous yellow one is the Azoychka, but this is only the third tomato I’ve picked so far. They aren’t doing well. Hardly any more fruit set and not growing much either.
I’ve also got some zuchinni there- all 8-Balls. My Zucs are disappoing this year. The plants are mostly still VERY small with the exception of 5 of my 8-ball plants, but those are now being stricken with what I think is the same Fusarium Wilt that killed off some of my tomatoes early on. I thought it was Squash Vine Borers (same symptoms) but when I cut open the stems there was nary a sight of them. Very sad. I’m pretty bummed.
I also dug the first potatoes yesterday, mostly because I was just curious to see what they were doing. The week or so of VERY hot weather and no rain stopped them in their tracks about two weeks ago and I haven’t seen any new growth. Most of them never even bloomed. I dug some up to see what they looked like. Well-formed tubers, but not many. What you see there is the result of THREE plants.
I did have one little victory! Remember that big Black Sea tomato I posted a few weeks ago? Well, he finally ripened:
He had some cracking around the top, but the bottom was beautiful- and don’t you love those striations?
He was heavy, too!
That may be the record for this year! I have yet to see any that are that big on the vines so far, but we’ll see.
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