A coworker asked me today, after seeing a photo of one of the tomato plants, if I fertilized them a lot because they were the tallest plants she had ever seen. I haven't- I use organic methods, fertilizing with a seaweed solution and use a lot of compost. I also like to give the raised beds a good soaking every 2-3 days.
The only problems I've had is a fungus appeared on some leaves on a few plants. I gave all of them a good spray of a copper sulfate to prevent it from spreading. It seems to have worked. We also had a caterpillar eating some of the leaves of our peach tree. I used the seaweed solution to feed the tree and it worked like magic.
|The tomato plants are so tall- I've had to stake them going sideways over to the other beds for support.|
|Chard, tomatoes, beans|
|Scarlet runner beans have the prettiest flowers!|
|Growing tomatoes among string beans worked really well.|
|View of some of the garden beds|
|Our peaches are turning red! We almost lost the tree to a caterpillar infestation that was killing the leaves, so it's so nice to see it has rebounded just fine.|
|A sample of some of the tomato harvest that I've hauled in this week|