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Monday, July 14, 2008

Not Much To Say


For some reason, I have very little to say right now. Everything in my life is just...plugging along. I don't seem to have any negative issues, but then nothing just screams unbounding ecstasy either. I spent a lot of work this summer on my container vegetable "garden". I planted an heirloom variety as well as Better Boy and a compact bush variety. I also planted sweet peppers. Don't ever put heirloom varieties in your garden. I didn't seem to pay any attention at the time to the fact that those plants are not disease and wilt resistant. So after it grew to be about 6 feet tall, it then proceeded to drop every flower at the stem...some kind of wilt fungussy disease. Which soon spread to my other plants. On top of that , the plants all have a dose of blossom end rot. From reading up that seems to come from inconsistent watering and a lack of calcium. Seems if I had known I could have added lime. I wish I had chopped the heirloom tomato plant down a little sooner. For all the trouble, this picture is literally the fruits of my labor ....There are a few more green tomatoes, but they seem to be very slow to ripen. May have to have fried green ones soon. And so it goes.

3 comments:

citizen of the world said...

Ooh, that's too bad. But, you know, fried green tomatoes are pretty fantastic.

pat said...

the best.....:)

Coll said...

It might be a good idea to change the soil in the containers. I think the fungus will live on in the dirt and may pass on to next years crop. I have never tried this.. but I have heard that 1 to 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salts in the hole before placing the seedling tomato plant will help prevent blossom end rot.