Friday PhotoEssay – October 9, 2015

I wonder if anyone has done a study looking at the relationship between the ugliness of a tomato plant and its productivity? Our tomato plants are UGLY, but the number of tomatoes we are still getting from them is a little bit ridiculous.

We are slowly taking a few more plants out as they die. Our squash vines are starting to die back as well, but we won’t remove them for a couple more weeks. Past experiences tell us that trying to remove live vines from our cattle panel trellises is extremely difficult. Dead vines are much easier to deal with. Sometimes I’ve even had to cut the vines off at the ground and let them dry for a week before we can take everything down.

One of our projects this week was to extract this Green Striped Cushaw from where it had grown through the trellis. It took a big knife!

We buried the knife! We cut the back part of the squash off, then had to trim it a bit more before pulling the other part off the trellis.

That’s one way to get a square squash!

This lettuce plant went and bolted this week. I’m not really sure why. I suspect that the weather fluctuations probably played the biggest role in it.

I know, I know…obligatory Swiss Chard photo for the week! I had to change it up with the yellow chard instead of the red.

Have a great weekend!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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