Looking good on what are growing there. I have a small patch of strawberries (6'x20' patch)... and this year is the 3rd year for it. They are starting to go down hill now. Produced about half this year what they did last year.
I plan to plow them under this fall, and may start a new bed in a different location next spring.
I have 6 Rutgers tomato plants in this year (of the 18 that I have planted) and So far they are looking really good.
They have set lots of nice round maters, and so far they have fared well against the leaf blight. Quite a bit better than my Big Beef have done.
The Big Beef are a hybrid and as advertised supposed to be very disease resistant... below is what is said about them...
Broad disease resistance package. High resistance to alternaria stem canker, fusarium wilt races 1, 2, gray leaf spot, nematodes, tobacco mosaic virus, and verticillium wilt.
But in my garden, the Big Beef get the old leaf blight as bad as any other. I just keep taking off the infected foliage.
My Rutgers plants are doing much better, with only a small amount of foliage damage on the very bottom leaf sets.
I have heard that Rutgers have very good flavor and that is what I am looking for...
A tomato that taste really good, and produces a lot, and shows good disease resistance in my garden.
There is a guy on Youtube (search on MHPGARDNER) and he grows Big Beef and Rutgers and other varities and all kinds of veggies. He says that the big beef are hard to beat for production and very good flavor... but he grows a lot of rutgers too and he thinks they taste a little better than the big beef.
Looking forward to trying some of those out here in a few more days.
If you have never been to see these trees its definitely something to add to the bucket list. No pic or description comes even close. The sheer size of the first one I walked up on literally gave me goose bumps. Some of the older/larger trees are estimated to be 3000 plus years old. Youd laugh if you saw the size of the seeds as well. Smaller than a grain of wheat.