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Ben E Lou

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A few pics/comments...

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I had some pretty serious leaf yellowing that looked like it might be early blight, so as per what I read, I did a ton of pruning of the lower sections of my tomato plants, and 100% pruning of yellowed leaves/stems. This is the lower 18ish inches of my cosmonaut volkov tomato.
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Basil in the foreground, sweet chelsea tomatoes in the middle, starting to ripen. Crazy production.


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Just noticed this morning that I have small green peppers.
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I've seen at least half a dozen little watermelons forming. This is the largest at maybe 8 inches long x 3 inches across at its widest spot.


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Side shoots are forming heads on the arcadia broccoli
 

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And a few more...

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The crazy growth of the cucumbers, cantaloupes, and watermelon (and a 7-foot tomato plant to the far left.) Using garden stakes to hold this was going to result in a crash, so I purchased some t-posts and installed them shortly after taking this pic. The whole thing seems much more sturdy now.



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Big-picture view of it all from my back deck.


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The sunsugars also needed serious pruning due to a lot of yellowing leaves with brown spots that looked like early blight, but the plan certainly isn't lacking for fruit. Should be harvesting from it by the weekend, it woudl appear.


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The flower area is starting to show some color.
 

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There is also something called Septoria (Cornell information).

Some of my tomatoes have this most every year. I think that overhead watering sets them up for it.

Rarely is Septoria much of a problem in the tomatoes. When it begins to damage stems, then the weakening of plants becomes apparent. That's happened in my garden but seldom.

Steve
 

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I’ve found and disposed of hundreds of squash bug eggs already this year, but I will admit that my cold, cruel heart took extra pleasure in causing the demise of some of their recently-hatched young this morning. #DontJudgeMe #IPromiseIAmNiceToKidsAndPuppies

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