by A.J. Coltrane
The weather lately has been all over the place. Looking at last year, overall we’re a little “behind”.
[Tomatoes on the left, peppers in the front, basil on the right. The tall plants in the back center are tomatillos.]
It’s not super easy to see, but the Serranos (front right, rear right, center left) have gotten much much taller than everything else in this box:
Something ate a hole in one of the Gypsy peppers this week. I suspect earwigs again. In addition, a few other peppers had their leaves chewed on. As a remedy attempt I dosed a very few grains of Sluggo Plus at the bottom of each pepper plant. Normally I wouldn’t use that around veggies but I’m sort of out of answers. In any event, it was only 2-3 grains per plant.
Onward — We paired Taxi and Oregon Spring tomatoes again. They’re doing great:
They’re of comparable size and they’re both very early. No reason to mess with what works.
The cucumber plants are almost to the size where they can be threaded through the netting:
In the meantime, the cucumbers are sort of flopping everywhere.
Finally, we didn’t wind up with two Tromboncino this year. The smaller plants in the picture below are lemon cucumbers. Assuming that the cucumbers are allowed enough space to climb the trellis I think it’ll be fine. The sun came out from behind the clouds just as I took this photo:
More sun would be appreciated.
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