|Grafted "Better Boy" Tomato Plant. 5.21.16|
|Tomato Raised Bed. 5.21.16|
Most tomatoes are growing vigorously and a few are producing flowers. The furthest ahead was Jersey Boy, but then the top of that was eaten by deer. I plan to build a fence, meant to and procrastinated.
The grafted Better Boy has caught up with the others. The grafting process puts it behind. The grafted SuperSweet100 was too close to the Deer Superhighway, and therefore has a major setback. I don't know how much fencing I can put in, it's awkward to work with and there is a cost, but if I want to grow plants that deer and rabbits also love, that's the only choice.
The potato plants are in the exposed - not fenced - garden, and are growing lush and big. I hilled them up as much as I could.
|Potatoes. Yukon Gold (front), Burbank Russett (back). 5.21.16|
|Collard Green Starts. 5.21.16|
|Egyptian Walking Onions. 5.21.16|
|Okra Seedlings. 5.21.16|
|Fava Beans. 5.21.16|
Green pepper plants - purchased - are looking good. Pumpkins and squashes are also looking good. I think there will be zucchini flowers in a few more weeks.
Sweet corn is looking good. I continue to plant more seeds every 2 or 3 weeks. The last batch was "Mirai" - wrinkled seeds that are hard to imagine they will grow. In fact, it's been cool and rainy, and I read that Mirai seeds will rot if not given ideal conditions. I'll give them a week and if no growth, plant something else.
|Kitchen Garden Bed. 5.21.16|
|Sweet Corn. 5.21.16|
|Graft Union for "Better Boy" Tomato. 5.21.16|