I only have okra and some late zippier peas left, planted the peas after gathering October beans. I wanted to plant some kale and collards but wher I buy plants ,the plants were ateup with bugs, nothing left nearly of the plants, so ther is a farm about a mile up the road,that raises such big beautiful collards for 3$ a huge bunch so I will buy some from them.
A coupla things: I picked 2 big bowls of tomatoes today - best picking yet. It's supposed to rain tonight/tomorrow so I covered the 4 plants that are most loaded hoping they don't split. Quite a few that will be ready in a few more days.
Also, you folks taught me something. I didn't know what determinate and indeterminate meant w/ respect to tomatoes. Germans are definitely indeterminate!!! Up the mountain, we had a good year once and the tomatoes grew to about 5'. I don't remember which kind. Here they just create a jungle. This year they are weird due to the excessive heat for 2 months straight, but the German is a monster. The first fruit from it should be about perfect when Hubby comes back from hunting.
Also, also, you all make me feel better. I can't seem to grow corn, but thought it was just me. Maybe but not definitely. This year the corn was smaller here again due to the heat. @Amish Heart That's a nice neighbor!
My corn is growing great this year. The field corn, despite the hail damage is over 10ft and we may actually get a harvest. The sweet corn is about 5 1/2 ft tall. The field corn is behind it. View attachment 72462
I covered my tomatoes during the rains & so far it looks like they are okay. It wasn't rain like most of you have encountered.
Also, my beans are finally coming on! Crazy - they should be long gone, and they are now getting a bunch of young beans and many ripening. I'm not complaining - am happy. I've spent the past 3 days in the kitchen preserving food. I told Hubby I just feel the need to preserve as much food as possible.