While tomatoes are the prime crop where are working towards, that doesn’t mean we are a one trick pony!
As you may or may not know we have a few other crops growing in the greenhouse, we have a few varieties of cucumber, some red and yellow bell peppers and even some summer squash, which is awesome sauteed in some olive oil and garlic…but I digress!
We have two parthenocarpic varieties, Tasty Jade and Socrates, The Tasty Jade is a longer Japanese style and Socrates is a shorter greenhouse cuke. Both of these can set fruit without pollination, but we have bees in the greenhouse for the tomatoes so pollination shouldn’t be a problem…they just won’t be seedless!
The other variety is a shorter pickle variety that I had left over from last years seeds, I just wanted to see how they would do in the greenhouse. Let me tell you, they are growing well and with plenty of fruit.
I have tasted all three and to tell you the truth I like them all, the two greenhouse varieties are a little softer in cucumber flavor but they are still good. The pickle variety has that strong cucumber flavor that I am used to. I like em both , but as far as fresh eating goes, my vote is for the pickler!
The bell peppers aren’t growing with the gusto of the Tomatoes or the Cukes, but they are still coming along, we even have a pepper finally.
The folks at Crop King warned me that the peppers really need their own fertilizer formulation, but I figured I would try it anyway. They are about a foot tall now and were planted the same time as the tomatoes and cucumbers.
I guess if we want to step up the peppers , we will have to get another injector system ! lol
The squash is looking good and it taste great! What else can you say!
So that’s the run down, it all looks like its rolling along and we should start getting Tomatoes in the next few weeks, ripe ones that is!
Just a quick pick of the tomatoes, this is a six foot ladder btw!
So we have our work cut out for us, seems like we get these four rows tended and we need to start over on row 1 again. Oh well!
Stay tuned for more!