Hello Rednesday friends! I'm a little late today...golf again. It was excruciating. Our heat index today is 110°. It's VERY humid to boot! Like walking into a sauna. We're expecting some severe storms to night. Hopefully not too severe and hopefully it cools it down a bit.
Today I'm sharing pictures of my garden girl and out first decent tomato haul. Our first tomato came really early this year (June 24th) but it's been sparse pickin's until now. The plants are just filled, though. It won't be long and we'll be overloaded with tomatoes and start giving them away.
These are the best looking tomato plants I've ever had. I really don't like using chemicals in the garden and will only do so as a last resort. In years past this has meant that my tomatoes, although producing, looked awful! Well, this year we had a wet spring and the tomatoes were showing signs of blight right away. I found this product called Soap Shield from Garden's Alive. They sell lots of environmentally responsible products. I would HIGHLY recommend this product. The directions said to apply every week to 10 days, but let me tell you, I only applied it twice. It's been 6 weeks since my last application with no signs of disease. I am VERY happy with the results.
I love this picture...even though it's a little out of focus. This is two tomatoes grown together. Doesn't it look like a heart? Coincidentally, the tomato is called "Juliette." One of our favorites.
Yum! Yum! I think Italian sausages with peppers and onions will be on the menu this week!
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