Want an indication of how things are going around here lately? Here you go…
I’ve just pulled up 9 plants, all of which were Homestead tomatoes, and disposed of the diseased material.
Fortunately, my other heirlooms seem to be doing well. These are Yellow Jubilee tomatoes.
This end of the bed is looking okay for now.
I spotted my first Cherokee Purple tomato.
And a gigantic Brandywine.
My yellow crookneck summer squash is looking bad, too. There are signs of black rot… but I’m holding out hope for it yet.
I harvested 3 healthy squashes from it and pruned back some of the wilted foliage.
The Black Beauty zucchini is doing much better.
And the Black Beauty eggplants, too.
The kids are thrilled to have several Sugar Baby watermelons growing nicely.
But, I am not thrilled to have had to harvest all of these green tomatoes. I guess I should be thankful that I have these tomatoes at all.
The fruit is fine. It will ripen on it’s on and go into canning jars for us to have this winter. They’ll be a mere shadow of the glorious tomatoes they would have been if left to ripen on the vine. But, I couldn’t risk letting it spread to the other plants… and they may indeed develop blight before it’s over. Fingers crossed. Prayers said.
I love this little girl… wearing my glasses and examining my tomatoes. Just like her mama.
We call her the ‘Chicken Wrangler’… little girl loves her chickens.
And you’re probably wondering what has gone awry in my garden. We’ve had intermittent periods of drought followed by storms so severe we lost power. Torrential downpours in the evenings which are not good for the health of a garden. We’re making the most of what God has given us, thankful for his many blessings.
I’m off to see my Papa this morning. I hope you’re garden is growing better than mine!