The two Lavendar Touch eggplants are about 4 feet tall and very healthy this year. Up to now they've endured almost no bug pressure, and eggplant is a bug magnet. Today I noticed the first flea beetles. There's some eggplant just about ready to pick and many more will follow.
The tomatoes are just about ready. I had to put in a support for the Cherokee Purple plant as the lower cluster was pulling the whole plant down. The cool spell was really hard on this plant, infecting it with a variety of fungi and wilts. With my plants crowded like they are, a variety that does not have the built in resistence will suffer. I had to cut nearly all the foliage off but it's growing new foliage.
The Supersonic tomato actually did lose a lower cluster of tomatoes, just peeled of the stem from too much weight. I put the cluster on one of the onion cages. They should ripen up OK.
Even with a cluster missing, the Supersonic plant is just loaded, and already six feet tall.
Then there's squash. The first summer squash will size up in a few days. The Teksukabotu winter squash planted down in the "barrens" down by the pond is going crazy. I let one runner go straight away from the plant to see how far it will go. Right now it's about 20 feet long and growing. The squash are very healthy this year. What really amazes me is the complete absence of squash bugs so far, not even egg cases. Maybe the late winter killed many of them. In fact the bug pressure so far has been almost nonexistent, just a few cabbage worms and Japanese beetles. Even the mole, my nemesis, has vamoosed.
As for the okra, production keeps increasing. This is the Millionaire okra in the SWC's.
As for the harvest. Well it wasn't much this week. Some okra, cucumbers, beans and one tomato. Just one picture should do:
For the week:
Beans 9 oz, okra 1 lb 8 oz, peppers 3 oz, cucumber 2 lb 3 oz, tomato 9 oz, garlic 2 oz. Total 4.4 lbs. To see what other people are growing go to http://daphnesdandelions.blogspot.com/