A lot of our tomatoes are really ripening up, but we have a lot of of our fruit with blackened ends, which I assume is blossom end rot. I think the main reason is all the rain we've had the last month. While not as much rain as last year, I'm sure it's not helping matters. Plus, I still haven't been able to get out and fertilize the plants, so that's prob contributing to this issue.
Add to the fact that I haven't been diligent about weeding and spraying the plants with fungicide, and the result is many of the plants are getting some disease issues. Most are OK, but I should have been more on top of it. We've had lots of other things going on, and the 'mater plot doesn't get all the attention it needs.
I mentioned up-thread I think I bit off a more than I can chew with 98 different plants, and it's coming to fruition. But, we do have a lot of good plants, and should still get a decent harvest.
We've spent the last couple days harvesting our sweet corn which hasn't done well as expected. First, we got a lot of rain the first month it grew, plus it was cool, so that didn't help. Plus, we had some varmits get in the patch and break about a quarter of the stalks, before the ears were even ready. I suspect our delinquent deer friends had something to do with that. I put up my hybrid tape and fishing line fence and that seemed to keep them out since then.
We actually just finished canning 9 pints of the corn this evening, it's cooling off in the canner as I'm writing this. We'll be lucky to get another 5 pints with the plants we have left.
We haven't had a deer raid in the tomato patch since I put up a second perimeter fishing line fence up about 6 weeks ago. So, I think I may have discovered a pretty cheap solution. But, we'll see how it does the rest of the season. Those deer are crafty, and I'm sure they're sitting around the campfire smoking cigars, sipping bourbon, and plotting how to destroy my latest deterrent.
I am happy to report that our sweet potatoes are growing like gangbusters, so we're looking forward to perhaps getting to harvest some later in the season. And, our cucumbers are growing well also, so that's encouraging.
I'll try to get some new pics from the farm posted soon.