by A.J. Coltrane
Previous post here. August 4, 2013 post here. The August 4 post includes the popular-on-Google picture “Girl Cat And Ziplocks Full Of Green Leaves”. It’s basil of course, but I’d guess it made the rounds as a picture of something other than basil. Why else would it be popular?
Onward. Here’s the veg from the last couple of days posing together:
The zucchini in the center is 24″ long. The larger tomato is an Oregon Spring. The smaller one is a Glacier.
A picture of that center zucchini plant on the vine a few minutes earlier. Each “netting square” is 6″ x 6″:
The cucumbers are going to out-perform everything again this year:
The Glaciers were placed in the box with the Sun Golds specifically so that they could do their thing, then get out of the way. They’re the earliest ripening tomato this year:
More Glaciers. I love it when theory and outcomes line up:
Final thought. I think it’s interesting that on every plant – the tomatoes that are ripening first are almost all the ones that are in the deepest, darkest, and lowest places. I wonder if that’s where it’s warmest..