Hi all, greetings from way too sunny and dry Westchester county....but no real complaints!
A quick update and a couple of questions...everything is growing very well, zuchinni, cukes, tomatoes, herbs, some green peppers and even carrots. The zuchinni are enormous, harvested about 5 or 6 si far, well over 18 in and 6-8 in in diameter....monsters. I hate zuchinni but my wife loves them.
So for my questions:
1. Still having problems with 2 or 3 of the cuke plants, yellowing mottled leaves, but thereare cukes growing on the vines, I was told it was a leaf fungus from too much watering on the leaves, so I stopped doing that but the infection has continued on those plants. The other 3-4 plants are deep green and in good shape...should I rip up the up infected ones?, I mean we're going to have way way way too many cukes as it is. Though I hate ripping them up...let them be? I'm worried the infection will spread. I keep taking off the infected leaves but it doesn't do any good.
2. As for the tomatoes..most are 4-5 ft high, all bearing green fruit, it's going to be a huge harvest...the only problem is toward the bottom of some of the plants are also spotted mottled leaves, yellow with dark spots, along with some dead branches and leaves. Ok to just prune those off? Also, the branches are so tangled in general, very lush, is it ok to prune some of the excess branches, in addition to all of the suckers?, or is that not good.
That's it for now...any advice is deeply appreciated!
David and Sophie
Hastings on Hudson