Sunday, June 29, 2008

Potatoes, Tomatoes today....






Almost July, so I'm going to put a few posts in today showing the progress of our crops at this date. Potatoes are awesome! We dug our first little batch for supper this afternoon! We won't be digging for market this week, but will for the next! The tomatoes are doing well also! I must say, the concentration of Colorado Potato Beetle is pretty, pretty bad. I'm worried, but Ben says we'll just ride it out, let nature runs it's course. I'm including pics of our potatoes and our first tomatoes (notice the beetles...) that should be ripe and ready to go by the end of July. We put most of our heirloom tomatoes spread far apart this year with various crops (carrots, beans, beets) planting inbetween. We are not 'staking' them, which is not very good, considering that this is so far a very wet year, and when the plant sits on the ground and cannot stay 'dry', that is when blight, disease often steps in! We are spacing them better than last year, so we'll hope for the best...