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over due update
well now that sumer has hot full on. I guess a lot has changed. I have mowed and tilled the spring section of garden and planted a cover crop of cow peas and millet to suppress weeds and provide organic matter for the soil. i will then plant that in late AUG for fall lettuces and brussels sprouts and a couple other things.
here are some pictures from current gardening time
i am collecting seed from my spring lettuces this picture shows my butter head lettuces with flowers.
these next two shots are of tomatillos. my first venture with these, the plants are huge and covered with fruit.. very prolific and can't wait to make green salsa.
ohh yeah before i forget... the giant pumpkin project i blogged earlier..... dead!! they all died.. i have tried pumpkins twice here and both years they never made it... ohh well we try and try again....
until next time!!!! happy gardening
here are a couple shots of sunflowers i planted
tomatoes and the related troubles...
DR neal variety. this one yielded me a whopper!! 1 pound 7 ounce fruit...
the tomato patch
san marzanos..huge paste tomatoes... marinara here i come
its not all fun and games i got hit with a case of tomatoe spotted wilt virus. according to folks an insect transmits this disease and it has no cure..
here is what the stages look like
brown , black spots, yellowing leaves
then dying limbs
then the plant goes next
ohh well i lost 5 plants... but over planted so i still have many left.
few random other shots
peppers galore again.... anaheims and Corno Di Toro
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I should have read this blog entry first shouldn't I? I now know what type of tomato plant I'm going to try growing next year - DR neal!!! I wonder if I can top your 1lb 7oz giant.
Beautiful garden, lots of work went into it I can tell.
Thats a great garden sorry about your pumpkins.Next time maybe.
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