Sunday, August 15, 2010

First Harvest

What a difference a few weeks makes ... tomato plant issues seem to have stabilized - just prior to my vacation trip to our Interior I was desperate and gave each container a good sprinkle of tomato food, epsom salts and even more lime - or maybe it was just hubby's watering method :-)

Anyhoo, a few more pics

Sunflowers are now in full bloom - very fast as these were started in late June from seed!!

And my first harvest pic - purple pole bean, Grub`s Mystery Green and Smarty F1 tomatoes

Weather has been extremely hot here on the coast last few days - our second heat spell of the summer - almost hit 30 C yesterday - that`s about 87 F

Monday, August 2, 2010

Good Fruit Set

Another two weeks of summer gone already!! I must say the weather has been most cooperative of late ..... and here's a few pictures of the results ....

This is Smarty F1, one of the few hybrids I've grown of late - checking out its disease resistance, and as can be seen in the same photo we have had some foliage problems. According to my newly purchased moisture meter it seems I was way overwatering, and now that I've cut back the leaves are starting to look healthier - whatever the problem it hasn't stopped fruit set ... here's another pic (click on pics for better look)

And a final pic for today - had to include progress on the Paquito sunflowers