Tomato Walls from the side
Ripening tomatoes - Oh, the anticipation
Some of the Romas are ripening also
I've always heard that Romas, being determinate sauce tomatoes, sort of come ripe all at once or in a shorter period of time. This is the second year in a row that doesn't appear to be true. They sort of produce a few at a time in the beginning, a couple of really big flushes, then smaller amounts for the rest of the season. Do you all have this? Is that really what that means, just a couple of main flushes but smaller amounts all season?Some are just huge. These show on a sling at over a pound each, but that is a swag and may not be accurate entirely since they are still on the vine.
If you peek in there, there are a dozen or more just in this one photo and all of them full sized. Why aren't they ripe yet!!!
This is one of my twinned tomatoes. It produced 17 blossoms on the branchlet, 14 tomatoes and now has 11 since I thinned 3 off for frying.
Of course, those heirlooms give their flaky shapes. Brandywine.
Some of them really weird. Mortgage lifter.
And some of them shaped downright scary. Constoluto Genovese here.
The squash patch is a bit large at this time. I'd say bordering on Jurassic.
Is it okay that some of them fall on their side? Will they continue to grow fine or should I wrestle them back upright?
Peek down there, do you see my zukes? Marrow here.
Onions look so pretty and clean at first. Then we get this. Looks like a big knot, doesn't it.
One of my herbs that went to seed this year. I lost the marker but I think it is Oregano. I think these buds look nifty.
My peppers aren't really doing great this year. I think it hasn't been hot enough yet for long enough. They really do like the heat. The Patio Marconi is producing though, so I'm happy.
My Nasturtiums are now 9 feet long and taking up the whole path between beds. Can I cut these back so they'll grow new vines?
Borage is blooming profusely and I adore these flowers. They work on mood wonderfully. If you freeze the blooms into ice cubes, you can have mood lifters for PMS'ing teenagers all winter long. :)
The pupperonskis had a bath today. They were very good but you could tell that it scared poor Boscolator. He is such a sweet old man and he smells better now.
As you can see, they got a little excited because I had squash cookies in my hand.
Thanks for visiting! Hope you can help me with my questions because I'm completely confused about some things and could use the expertise out there that I know you all have. Till next time!