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Spring Garden Update: Week 14

June 18, 2012

Summer has arrived in North Florida, and my tomato plants are showing signs of having been in the ground for almost four months.  None of them are flowering any longer.  The Brandywine gave up its last fruit a week ago and now sits bare in the northwest corner of the bed.  The Better Boy, Celebrity, and Black Prince plants all have green tomatoes on them in varying stages of ripeness.

The Early Girl and Celebrity plants in the pots are still producing and I pick two to three tomatoes every day.  These plants flowered later, and produced later, which was a good thing.  Otherwise, we would have been completely inundated by maters!

I really wanted to get a Summer Garden in before the beginning of June.  That did not happen as I did not want to tear out the tomato plants before they finished producing.  My plan is now to give them a couple of more weeks, then plant peppers and okra, which can stand up to the searing heat of July and August.

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