My melon bed was the most affected. These once healthy and beautiful vines just drown from all the water, never getting a chance to dry out over the last two weeks. Fungus set in and what ever fruit was on the vines either split open or fell off. We tried to eat one of the cantaloupe but it was pale and tasteless...... too much water!
To the right are the sun sugar and yellow boy tomatoes. Very prolific plants... I've harvested quite a few of both varieties and they are really
good. Unfortunately, the rain also brings many different and destructive insects along with it. The big brown leaf footed bug (see below) has totally infested these tomato plants. Every time I would go to harvest, 20 or 30 of them would fly off and attack me!! Nasty buggers! They were immune to both BT and Neem so the my last resort was breaking my organic oath and buying Seven Insecticide spray. I hated to do it, but the only way for me to go near my garden again was resorting to that.
It must have worked as I only saw a few on the plants today.
My roma tomatoes are finally producing and are very healthy so far. I'm looking forward to some home made sauce very soon.
|Cow Horn Peppers|
|Red Hot Cherry Peppers|
|Trimmed back Tomato plant, still producing|
|Juliet Roma Grape tomatoes|