Another hot day here, got to 93 I think. Gardens are looking good after we got a good downpour on Friday. Beans are about 3-5" high and starting to put out runners already. Most of the corn isn’t that high yet, but doing pretty good. Cukes have really perked up, and the okra is about 3-4" high. If we’re lucky, this might be the first year we will get some okra. As mentioned in other threads, the tomatoes have just blew up over the last week or so. Many are over 5’ now.
Our UA blackberries seemed to have got a real boost from the rain, they are shooting out lots of new sprouts off the base of the main crowns, the Ouachita and Freedom plants in particular. The latter plant is definitely over 3’ tall with many sprouts. Do y’all think we might get a few primocane berries off this plant later this year? The Traveler plant is doing pretty well also, but I don’t know if it will produce any fall berries. I might have to get a wire trellis set up for them soon.
The Triple Crown plants haven’t been as vigorous, but also seem to have got a boost of growth this week. Shoot, even my lagging raspberry plants look like they’re getting it together. I think for sure 3 of the 10 that had sprouted back in April have now croaked, but the others are doing pretty well, especially the summer red plants.