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    Senior Member Winnie's Avatar
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    That's a great garden there GS.
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    Thanks, Winnie!

    Things are FINALLY starting to ripen up. Seems an uptick in the irrigation is all that was needed to push them along.

    The first tomato (abnormally large, for a pear tomato):

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    and the first tomatillos (abnormally small):

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    Not much news here. The plants are getting big and sprawling.

    The yellow pear tomatoes have exceeded the wall, and are now creeping along strings that I have tied about 6' off the ground. Even though temps have been in the triple digits for weeks, they are still blooming, and pumping out about a dozen tomatoes a week (plus a few that the birds get to before I do):

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    On the other hand, they are starting to show signs of stress. Some leaves are yellowing, and getting gnawed on by bugs.

    The Chiapas wild tomato and Zapotec Pleated are just now blooming. I have no idea if they will have time to produce before it gets too hot.

    Tomatillo plants are MASSIVE, but not making many tomatillos. Zucchs and cantaloupe are blooming, but not yet producing. Watermelon, peppers, and eggplant are looking scrawny and stunted.

    I just planted tepary beans and they are growing like weeds! I'll need to build a trellis for them PDQ.

    In other news, the mason bees are finally laying in the bee block. I added a little bee bath for the to drink from, and that seems to have done the trick.

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