So far the carrot plants and tomato plants are doing well.
And then there is the corn crop which by all appearances looked so promising. I have to take total blame for this one. After last years good crop I went a little overboard in my attempts to make this years crop a fantastic one. Unfortunately I planted the corn a little to close together and it was stunting the growth of the ears. I made a command decision to pull out all of the corn stalks and salvage whatever ears that I could...I think I got about 3 dozen smaller sized ears. I then turned around and re-planted 3 varieties in such a way that there is plenty of space for the corn to breath and grow. The 3 varieties that I chose were ones that had a 70-75 day maturation time period.
So there you have it. Even with all of the on going challenges, I am still hoping for a good harvest this year.
Almost forgot to mention. I re-planted the corn 3 days ago and I already have 16 popping through the soil. They like it when the ground warms up. Mix that with some water and voila...
Here are some photos....the good and the bad but the still producing:
Below is a perfect example of one of my injured pepper plants...no leaves on the lower section and this one has one lone pepper and it will most likely be the only one this plant will produce
Healthy tomato plants below
More injured pepper plants but with some peppers on them
On some of these pepper plants you might be able to see some of the leaf damage although I try to keep the bad leaves picked of but they keep coming back
Healthy tomato plant
Some of the new pepper plants to shore up the seasons harvest
These carrots are getting close just letting them sweeten up just a bit more...they are supposed to be a rather sweet variety
Healthy tomato plant
Quarantined pepper plants. You can see how the leaves on the lower half have all fallen off. These plants should be prolific pepper producers but whatever got a hold of them got them good and wont let go
Healthy tomato plants
Last but not least...the rebirth of the corn field or at least the beginning of it