All but the Bella Rosa tomatoes are planted, they need to grow a little more. Will be caging the tomatoes soon with 5 ft. reinforcement wire. They are indeterminate, heirloom varieties (Coustralee and Cherokee Purple) so big cages are needed to keep them off the ground. A weak solution of Master Blend was applied shortly after and will be applied every couple of weeks. Transplanted deep, looking good.
Will be using Master Blend (4-18-38) for the first time. To the master blend I’ll be adding an equal amount of Calcium Nitrate (15-0-0) to help reduce blossom end rot and to bring the Nitrogen level up. This combination will give me an approx. analysis of (19-18-38) Also going in the mix will be Magnesium Sulphate (Epson Salt). This should produce good results and will be using it for all vegetables planted. Will be mixing a couple of ounces of the MB, CN and 1 oz. of the Epson Salt per mix and will use it about every other week. This is a water soluble fertilizer but is NOT recommended as a foliar feed. Master Blend Fertilizer Video
Hoss Tools has introduced its standalone seeder/planter for the vegetable garden. Like the seeder attachment for the Wheel Hoe this planter is engineered to handle both large and small seeds. Hoss has added a larger drive wheel and rolling coulters to its design. Included seed plants can handle everything from mustard seed to sweet corn. Blank seed plates are available and can be easily customized for your unique needs. With a suggested retail price of $299 this one will be hard to beat. Visit Hoss Tools for more info. Video of the new Hoss planter
Hungarian Wax Peppers harvested from the 5 plants.
Summer Straight Neck Squash. I find these are best pick when smaller than a soda can. Cut up in half inch slices, boiled in seasoned water then adding butter is the way I like em. Since I'm the only one who eats em here, one plant at a time is pleny. Right before they start blooming I'll start another. This can be done all summer long.
Decided to let a few of these "Candy" Onions grow until the tops not only fell over but turned brown before harvesting. One of these is plenty to make several rice and gravies. Two heaping 5 gal. buckets was enough to put up 9 one gal. zip lock bags of chopped onions for the freezer.
Smaller model 640 pea sheller
Dimensions: 19" L x 9" W x 9" H
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