Today's Updates from the Garden:
1) The bush beans, both Jade and Capitano, are up. Jade is two days ahead of Capitano.
|Jade Bush Bean|
|Capitano Romano Bush Bean|
|Cascadia Snap Peas|
4) The tomatoes, pepper, and cucumbers are also growing, some better than others. Of the mail-order tomato plants (Momotaro, Sungold, Costoluto Genovese and Stupice) Sungold is the best so far. I gave up on the Stupice and tossed it a few days ago. Momotaro is coming in second, followed by Costoluto Genovese. The Japanese Trifele and Yellow Brandywine look good, and were the biggest (other than Legend which came to that tragic and untimely end with the hose) to begin with. The mail-order plants started with such a handicap (being so small) I can't see them making up lost time. They were more expensive too, inch per inch of plant. By that I mean $3.75 is an average price, but the plants were tiny. The Legend was $4.00 but much, much larger. I went out this morning to the parking lot where it was sold, looking to buy another, along with either an Early Girl or a Cherokee Purple, but the lady wasn't there. The rain might have keep her away; I will look for her tomorrow.
As for peppers, Quadrato D'Asti Rosso is doing nicely. The California Bell is right up there too, but again, the mail-order Wonder Bells, while noticeably larger, just can't overcome their small starts.
|Quadrato D'Asti Rosso|
|Orient Charm 5-11|
|Orient Charm 5-25|