I dated a guy on and off for several years while I was teaching elementary school. One May I was down and because my kids were going to be moving on next year. I said to the guy, “This is my best group ever and I don’t want new kids!” And he replied that I said that every year. I never remembered saying it before. I feel like that is what is happening now with my gardening. Each year I set out to have several plants and expecting success. Then I get lazy or distracted or even with my best efforts things start turning to shit.
Now it is week ten and the only tomato plant that is really producing is the yellow pair. It has tons of fruit and I am going to have to make a meat sauce or something with them soon.
I have no idea what to do for the Jubilee tomato plant. It has one HUGE tomato and it is not ripening. Oh wait I just went to dump the dehumidifier water on that part of the bulb garden and picked it. It’s about the size of a softball and orange. I just put it in the window with the top of it facing the window pane to ripen a bit more. Also there are two more tomatoes on that plant. They grow at a snail’s pace.
A couple of my bell pepper plants are trying to survive whatever is eating them. I have a lot of red chilis I don’t know what to do with. My bedraggled Tabasco pepper is trying really hard to bloom but probably won’t. That plant is really pretty when it isn’t eaten up.
Even the Early Girl is a disaster. I’ve gotten a couple of tomatoes from it recently and they weren’t very good. It has bottom rot too. Same with the San Marzanos. They make fruit but most of it rots on the vine before maturing.
It’s raining off and on all day today her in
Seattle Atlanta AGAIN and the inconsistent watering and high humidity is the biggest problem with the garden and I can’t do anything about that except to pray to Saint Valentina about it.
Lot’s of y’all are sending photos and I just save them to a folder and have no idea who they belong to, so please claim them in comments!
Oh and my brother sent me basil, parsley and cilantro seed and dirt rocks and a little cedar box. I’m going to go put that together now. I’m not really good with seeds so fingers crossed!