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Posted By bogydave,
Jun 4, 2012 at 7:39 PM
Lots of green tomatoes, "sweet success" cucs setting on & some blooming
We were doing great til last night when a cold system settled in. 49 first thing this morning and it is only 52 at 7pm. There are many spots in AK that are warmer. Needless to say, it looks like things are on hold for this week.
Looking good Lukem
Lotta work in that garden & to look so weed free even more
Been cloudy & some rain here. Cooler than the norm. 50s daytime, 40s night.
Tomorrow to be 64°, hope they're right. Garden needs some sun & heat.
Sun finally just broke thru, may heat the GH before dark. 19 hrs now. Sunset at 23:30
Man I spent all evening working in mine and then I look at these pictures
Bogey, that's awesome to have tomatoes that big already! Your gardens always look so good, keep posting the pics!
Hard work and taking a few risks can pay off. Maine is also a very cold state with a short growing season. I built a cloche, and I use garden cloth. These tomatos were started in a solar space, Only heat in there is from the sun. covering the plants with garden cloth makes a huge difference. Enjoy your harvest!
I see an almost ripe tomato. Better put the guard dog out there tonight LOL
Very nice spinach too.
Hehheh . . . I'm a simple man with simple gardening skills, which explains why my tomatoes are only a few inches high and no where near to flowering, much less bearing fruit. Well done Save$ and BogyDave.
I don't think I have ever finished my planting this late in the year, but it is now done. I guess I will see just how fast they can catch up.
I need to get over to the organics farm to get the soil for my garden boxes. My dad's dump truck has been out of commission until last weekend.
This is going to be our first try at a garden and I'm running way late getting anything in!
For those that run late, remember that there are a lot of crops that can be planted late. Sum even do better and taste better. For those warm weather crops, you can put garden cloth over them or make some tunnels covered with plastic. If you can keep the soil from cooling off, you can extend your growing season. Keep a good fertilizing schedule and your plants will grow rapidly, be more tender, taste better, and be stronger and better able to not fall victim to disease.
As a general rule, I use half strength liquid fertilizer spayed on weekly. I also use 5 -10-5 at the beginning and mid way through the growing season. My experience to gardening is limited to Maine's cool and short growing season. Those in warmer areas may need a different approach.
Cherries loading up
Romas not far behind
And a slicer getting ready. All in all, i have 32 plants. I know.
I'd take a picture of our tomatoes, but they don't want to remove their parkas.
lukem, you're a braver man than I. We had 8 tomato plants one year, and I thought I'd turn into a tomato from eating and canning so many.
We gave away a bunch too. I think they were all "big boy" that year.
I must have done something right that year.
GH growing good, garden waiting for some warm & sunny days
What name of cucumber are you growing? I am growing "diva". A burpless variety. No skinny long twisted cucumbers like the earlier burpless types have been. These are seedless, no spines, and do not need to be pollinated. Grow them on a trellis both in or out of a greenhouse. They also are not bitter so they are less attractive to the striped cucumber beatle.
Sweet success. from burpee ( http://www.burpee.com/vegetables/cucumbers/burpless/cucumber-sweet-success-hybrid-prod000704.html )
Same, burpless, no pollination needed (parthenocarpic), cuc types:
get lots of big 12"+ cucs if you keep picking.
Very nice guys Not gonna deal with the weeds here And in the second picture i thought the tomatos beside the house were doing great? till i seen this thread
Picked a few tomatoes last night. Some of the plants are almost chest high already.
Got 5 ripe "Sun gold" cherry toms & 1 ripe "4th july"
Been eating cucs & lots setting on & growing fast
Looks good! Enjoy. I have fresh tomatoes, but the cukes are just setting bud.
Thanks for sharing