Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Tomato Crop Failed This Year

This is the first year in over 20 that the tomato crop failed. In my area, I planted a hybrid variety, Grandeur, whose seeds I purchased from Twilley seed.  This variety was listed as 'high resistance' to fusarium wilt, root know nematode, gray leaf spot, tomato mosiac virus and verticilium wilt.  Well, they quickly turned yellow and died.  (See previous posts also). This main tomato patch consisted of tomato plants purchased from a locally owned nursery, so I don't really know what type of Read more [...]

Butternut Squash Is Coming In

It is time to start harvesting the butternut squash.  This is a basket of them, along with a couple of the less than stellar Pinata squash. Most of the butternut squash that I grew was the open pollinated variety Waltham Butternut. It is a faithful, productive variety. This year I also tried several hybrid varieties from Twilley Seed. Indian Brave produced fairly well and I plan to plant it again next year. Early Butternut hybrid produced miniature fruit and I don't plan to plant it anymore. Read more [...]