The garden is doing pretty well so far. No signs of disease, nutrient deficiencies or signs of insect pests. Which is surprising since this is the time of the year I usually expect some aphids to show up, not that I'm complaining! The melon and pepper plants are far behind last year's progress around this same time, but they're steadily growing larger so I'm not concerned.
Planet F1 peppers are bouncing back from their recent wind beating.
Minnesota Midget melons.
Brandy Boy F1 tomato.
Jasper F1 cherry tomato.
Once the tomato plants grow taller I trim off the bottom leaves and stems to maintain good airflow all around the plant. I want to avoid creating pockets of still air that can act as harbors for disease or insect pests.
Serenade F1 melons.
Japanese Trifele Black tomato.
As the plants grow taller I add more ties to reduce their movement in the wind.
Ozark Beauty strawberries.
Giant Aconcagua peppers
Yukon Gold potatoes
Cosmonaut Volkov tomato.
Strawberry (Ozark Beauty): 1.75 ounces
Running Weight Total 2013: 3.875 ounces