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...there are finally tomatoes showing on some of my plants. Both the Lenny & Gracies Kentucky Heirloom, and the Lumpy Red have tiny green tomatoes. Yay!
Like Melody, I was almost dispairing of seeing a crop this year. We had a long, cold, _very_ wet spring. Seedlings were overly large and had to be trenched under black plastic. The monsoons continued, however. Indeed, they still are. So I was worried about them actually rotting.
But things are shaping up. It looks like, if nothing else, I'll at least get enough for new seed.
My DePinto's are growing like gangbusters! Lots and lots of fruit on them, and the plants are very bushy! I tied up some of the stalks and a few side shoots but just can't keep up with them all so may run strings along each side o the row. (None of the fruit is ripe yet. Bet they ripen when I'm in Tenn.)
Melody, I planted my bean seeds Friday morning; like you, the ground was much too wet and cold to risk before that. Yesterday the first one was poking up! And no, I didn't pre-sprout them like the more energetic people. LOL They are bush varieties so should produce well this summer.
Is it worth a try to get some of yours in the ground in the next day or two?
"Bonk!"...knock me in the head! Sorry, (haven't had a good faux pas in a long while). I really really DO know where ya'll live!
October Beans...actually are called French Horticultural Beans, grown as a green shelly or left to mature for dried beans. (I've only eaten them fresh.)
I remember you saying you found those 6 week beans Brook; have been waiting to hear some feedback on them. Let us know how they do, and save seeds!
By the way, I FINALLY sowed the de Farcy beans day b4 yesterday. Also one teepee of the Purple Peacock Pole beans, and of course the Tobacco Worm Beans. Looking forward to all of them!
Well, Shoe, as I indicated I'm saving the six-weekers for a second crop, after I lift the garlics. I figure that will give me plenty of time to bring in a crop.
And of course I'll save seed----providing the rabbits and woodchucks leave me any. The bunnies got into the salad peas I'd left hanging to dry, and it looks like at best I'll get only a handful of them.
They also got into the main bean patch. They decimated Friend Wife's soybeans, and started nibbling my Trail of Tears (they were the ones closest to the overgrown hillside). So last night I put up a chicken wire fence around the whole patch. Tonight we replant and hope for the best.
Pesky wabbits! I have that problem here from time to time. Sometimes I spray fish emulsion on stuff just to try and deter the critters. A dust of some kind helps also (talcom powder) works but of course needs to be re-applied after rains and watering tho.