We have officially come to the point in the season where we are getting our first burst of produce and a second burst will be coming soon. We have harvested several tomatoes from our trusty Marglobe plant so far with many more getting ready to turn red. This plant had an indoor head start on all the rest.
The Cherokee Purple tomatoes are coming right along. These wonderful tomato plants were bought from our local farmers market from a local source. We have since moved them into a larger garden bed as these plants get very large (up to 9 feet tall) and can have quite a spread. We are starting to see many flowers on the plants and we have a tomato growing on one of them. Hopefully, the birds and the critters will leave the little guy alone.
Also, our potatoes are flourishing and are almost ready to harvest. The Red Pontiac potatoes have flowers all over the tops of each plant and are about 2 1/2 feet tall and look to be very healthy. The Irish Cobbler potatoes are also in bloom and are about 2 feet tall, but they don’t look quite as nice.
I have only one concern about the Irish Cobblers. Many of the leaves have a slight discoloration on the tips, a yellowish brown color. Not sure if I’m not watering them appropriately or if I have a pest. Do you have any ideas as to what the discoloration might be? I’ve also pulled a few of the leaves & stems that had turned completely yellow and they pulled out of the soil like nothing. They almost had a slimy, mushy quality to them.