Tuesday, June 24, 2008

We have Buds

A few close up pics, on top we have Galina x Grub's Mystery Green F1, followed by Grub's Mystery Green and then Galina. So what will the cross results be? Good question, but for now, Galina is a potato leaf (PL) yellow large cherry, and GMG is a green when ripe, half pound beefsteak with fabulous taste (also PL). To date F1 (PL) seems more related to GMG re bud shape - time will tell :-)

Friday, June 20, 2008

First Day of Summer

Well, summer is officially here - and not a bad day at that - I think we topped out at 21 degrees or so - that 69 F for US readers.

And, time to update the pics - the plants grow so fast this time of year. Tried something different re support, and time will tell how this works out - came across a big pile of thin bamboo, and thought I'd try making flexible teepees, here's the result.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Little Back Tracking

Thought I should include a picture of the babies first day of hardening off. This was taken on May 11th. Notice the various leaf shapes - the potato leaf ones really stand out.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Boy, with this winter weather, hard to believe we are well into June. Thank goodness for the few days of good tomtoes growing weather a while back, it seems to have jump started my tomatoes - all of which were transplanted into five gallon pots in mid-May.
Some pictures - Sylvan Guame (bottom pic) - these two I purchased at our local Van Dusen plant sale - like I really needed more tomatoes, but just couldn't resist, as they are supposed to be some of the best tasting out there - blooms already started on these two. Note the droopy plant appearance - commom with heart shaped varieties.
Also there is Grub's Mystery Green (top pic), a fairly new introduction, discovered by Grub - a tomato grower in Australia - some variations still - but I'm hoping this is the early large green with outstanding taste. Potato leaf greens are still fairly rare.
Time to start providing some support for these babies. I am rather surprised how advanced my plants are, what with this winter weather, but I do know growing in pots does advance my season by a few weeks.