Friday, July 4, 2008

First Tomato

Jason picked the first tomato of the season today off one of the Cherry Tomato plants. He claims that it did not taste as good as the ones we bought from the farm stand in Cheshire a couple of weeks ago... oh well. We have another that should be ripe by the time we get back from the Cape, unless Larry gets to it first.

I was able to mulch 3/4 of the garden, re-tie some of the tomatoes, as well as prune dead leaves today. I also picked up some organic insecticide made from chrysanthemums. I hope to finish mulching and feeding tomorrow and then on Sunday, spray them down before we leave.

I also did a quick flower check on the cucumbers, eggplants and squash. As of right now, everything is MALE. I am beginning to think there is testosterone in the plant food. A quick check of the tomatoes revealed that the Soldacki have no blossoms at this point, though they are nearly 4' tall. Also, my Alaska Peas absolutely did not like being transplanted, all of them are wilty. Hopefully, we will get some sun someday and they will bounce back.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hate to tell you this, but peas are cool season plants, so they're probably suffering from the heat. Conventional gardening wisdom calls for peas in CT to be planted on St. Patrick's Day and out by the 4th of July. I pulled mine today.

Heather's Garaden