Cherry Cherry, Bo Berry! Cherry!


Can they PLEASE hurry up? I am dying for these Cherry Cherry, Bo Berry! Tomato plants to ripen. WHENNNNNN???

Above the flowers are form a White Cherry Tomato, similar to the Sweet 100, but with white fruit.
below Beefsteak Tomato, on the vie, right after today's sudden rains.



Above Black Tula. When it is ripe, it's flesh is an almost black, dark purple.

below Black Sea Man, from the same region of Russia, as the Black Tula, and a similar color and taste. I do enjoy the taste of the dark flesh.



AboveA Determinate type, Roma Tomato. Determinate grow to a certain height, and that is that. FIXED, and fruit all at the same time. Usually cherry tomato are determinate, as well. Indeterminate, like Beefsteak, and Black Tula and Black Seaman, all keep growing until the frost, or disease gets them. They fruit until they die.

Below Marigolds. Most tomato plants are self pollinating. Meaning both boy and girl parts are in the flower. BUT, I am growing squash, zucchini, and many more veggies. SO, attracting Pollinators, like Bees, Moths, Butterflies, etc, means FLOWERS. Marigolds help, because they also give off scents that mask tomato, from BAD insects.



AboveThere's one thing gardeners have ZERO control over, and that is the sex of the flowers on Squash and Zucchini. Sadly, this first batch of flowers were all make. No matter how many bees I had, not a whole lotta Squash Sex going on!

BelowQuite a peck of Pepper Plants: Sweet Yellow, Orange, and Red Pepper, a Purple Pepper, and some Banana Pepper growing!



Above Carrot, lying down, past the purple leaves. Dark Opal Basil (purple), Greek Oregano, and Sweet Basil. Thyme on the bottom Right. Behind the Basil is Butter Crunch Lettuce.

Below We eat a lot of lettuce each day... Buttercrunch left 2 rectangle pots, Romaine mid bottom, Head of Romaine, and then Red Romaine growing middle back.



Above As I said, we go thru a LOT of lettuce, so, I am always planting another batch. Right, is the next batch of Butter Crunch. Next to it, is Spinach. Newly planted and JUST germinated.

Below these two are Spaghetti Squash! tough to see, but, there are about a half dozen fruit just starting to appear.



Above It's not all Good News! Note the beginnings of the Blossom End Rot,(the dark ring beginning) on these tomato. Sometimes, too much watering is a BAD THING!

With temperatures above 100F (above 38C) for days now, and little rains, I am watering mornings and evenings. It's possible, too much watering has caused this. The other cause can be a Magnesium deficiency. Given the compost I use,m and fertilizer, it is far more likely ME that has caused the problem with too much water. I will watch and see over the next week or so.

Still, I am happy to see the food growing for my family. There's more not shown, but so far so good!

Previous Grovid 21 Posts:

Almost Ripe, Almost Tasty Amost Ripe, Almost Tasty!
I Grow, Therefore I Am I Grow, Therefore I Am
Lettuce Look! Lettuce Look At The Garden
Vegetable Garden Vegetable Garden Video Tour
Plants and Flowers VIDEO TOUR Plants and Flowers Video Tour
Quick Recap Grovid21 Quick Recap Grovid 21
Alive After A Week Away Alive After A Week Away
40 Days and 40 nights 40 Days and 40 Nights
Label My Garden Label My Garden Grovid
Garden Labels So FAR Labels Grovid 21
Tomatos Are OUTSIDE! Tomatos Are Grovid Ready
Going Outside Grovid 21 Going Outside
Some Outside, Some In Some Outside, Some Inside
UpPotting Day! Uppotting Day!
Herbs and Veggies! Herbs and Veggies for Dinner
St. Patricks Day Grovid St. Patrick's Grovid21
Peppers and More Peppers, Peppers, Peppers!
Grow Baby Grow update Peppers, so far
Seed Starter Mix and Planting! Seed Starting
Indoor Lighting Station Set Up! Lighting Setup!
The Seed Packets Arrived! Starting From Seed
Here's a quick RECAP post about Last Year's Garden.

Grovid 2021!!!

For those not following the past year or so, Grovid originally came from @dreemsteem.
She challenged us all, during the year's Pandemic news,
to talk less about Codiv19 and More about Grovid20!
To talk sustainability and gardening and growing for the future!

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