I did thorough walk through in Tomato Alley today after watering, and I was able to categorize the plants a bit after taking some notes. The "big three" producers are Sungold, Polbig (DET), and Sibirskiy Skorospelyi (DET). Sib. Skor. wins the 'biggest fruit' category so far, this is going to be one funky tomato:
The Costoluto Genovese is showing it's beautifully ribbed characteristics already:
One of my plants suffering from identity theft appears to be a plum. The labeled Juliet tomato is just starting to set fruit, so I am wondering if this could be San Marzano or some other plum instead since it is much further ahead in growth:
So to sum it up so far, here is the official Tomato Tally; will the laggards catch up and out-produce the early leaders???
- Sungold (x2): Too many to count
- Mystery Plum: 6+
- Sib Skor: 4+
- Polbig (x2): 3-6
- Green Zebra: 3
- Cherokee Choc: 3
- Amazon Choc: 2
- Costoluto Genovese: 2
- Juliet: 1
- Black Krim: 1
- Mystery, Mortgage Lifter, Burpee Big Boy Hybrid, Rutgers & Moonglow: A big, fat ZERO.
Here are some other photos from around the garden.....some of the potatoes are in full bloom:
I managed to find 2 uneaten strawberries in the yard today, it seems that one of the 4 areas planted has been overlooked by all furry creatures, and slugs!!!!
(Actually, the above statement is false, one of the berries has been tampered with- but not destroyed by little teeth.)
Potatoes & Peas:
Peppers & Alliums:
(My peppers are going no where fast, might be time for another fish feed.)
This bed was cleared of all things that bolted, and half of the Kale:
I FINALLY am having success with the Red Sails lettuce, YAY!!
On a less positive not my damn dog ate the apples off the tree that actually had more than one growing (and yes, in case you are wondering it is the same dog that eats the strawberries), Sawfly caterpillars have done some damage to the currant, and you saw what I have picked so far out of the 75 or more strawberry plants I have. OH!! And then there was that nest in the potato bed? Well it grew and the mystery creature tunneled down a bit and broke stalks off a number of potato plants, and dug up the baby taters. I chucked the broken plants in disgust and marble sized potatoes before thinking to take a picture, but here is what was left after I cleared the carnage: