Radishrain's 2022 growlog

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I began my growlog at the following website (see that for earlier information):
https://www.tomatojunction.com/shule-s-2022-growlog-t3310.html

Growlist:

[FYI:
- The names on my growlist with hyphens are seed names; those with underscores are plant names. If it just ends with an underscore, that's the project name. See my plant ID system.
- I planted more varieties than are mentioned in this post, but those died.]

Ground cherries x 1 (unknown variety that is not Aunt Molly's; it is one I've grown before, though, and looks the same as Aunt Molly's)

Sweet peppers x 6:
- Big Red x 1
- Canary Bell x 5

Tomatoes:
[For my 2023 tomato to-grow list, click here.]
- Amana Orange x 11
- Aunt Ginny's Purple x 2
- Big Cheef x 1
- Brandy Boy F2 x 3 (Broy_A, Broy_A0, and Broy_A1)
- Brandy Boy F11 x 4
- Brandywine Pink x 1
- Carbon x 2
- Carolina Yellow x 2
- Gold Medal x 1
- Hamson x 2
- Italian Heirloom x 1
- MKX-A x 3 (MKX_B, MKX_B0, and MKX_B1)
- Morsel-A x 1 (Morsel_B)
- Nina-A x 2 (Nina_B, Nina_B0)
- Pearler-A x 4 (Pearler_B, Pearler_B0, Pearler_B1, and Pearler_B2)
- Roma VF x 3
- Snacker-B x 8 (Snacker_C, Snacker_C0, Snacker_C1, Snacker_C2, Snacker_C3, Snacker_C4, Snacker_C5, and Snacker_C6)
- Volunteers x 9 (probably Cosmic Eclipse x 1, BSX cross x 3, Galapagos Island x 4, and not sure about the PL with large cotyledons)

Watermelons x 12 to 24 (not transplanted, yet; 13 have sprouted):
- King Winter x 12
- Winter Queen x 12

Wonderberries x 13:
- Transplants x 2
- Volunteers x 11

Garden map:

Notes:
- MKX_ is the project name for my Medovaya Kaplya cross. MKX_A was the F1.
- Broy_ is my Brandy Boy F2+ project (Broy_A is an F2). I grew the F1 that I saved the seeds from.
- Nina_ is my Early Girl growout project, with Nina_A being my most prolific RL in 2017. Nina_A was probably an F3 (but possibly an F4). The F1 was a BonniePlants storebought plant grown in 2014, which had 52-day fruit (in practice) and tasted amazing. The F2 tasted amazing, too, but different.

Main plot (SW-ish)

Row 1
- MKX_B F2 tomato (historically the best spot in the garden, production-wise; transplanted 20 May; PL; first tomato to set fruit, which happened on 10 Jun; 7 fruts set by 20 Jun)
- Snacker_C tomato (transplanted 20 May; PL; set a fruit by 24 Jun)
- Snacker_C0 tomato (transplanted 20 May; PL; set at least two fruits by 24 Jun)
- Snacker_C1 tomato (transplanted 20 May; PL)
- MKX_B0 F2 tomato (transplanted 20 May; RL)
- Cherokee Yellow Perfection Peach tomato (B; transplanted 20 May; from fruit #3; RL)

Row 2
- MKX_B1 F2 tomato (transplanted 20 May; RL)
- Aunt Ginny's Purple tomato (B; transplanted 20 May; PL)
- Brandywine Pink tomato (A; transplanted 21 May; PL)
- Carolina Yellow tomato (A; transplanted 21 May; RL)
- Empty: was v22_A or MKX_B2 F2 tomato, but I pulled it up (transplanted 20 May; RL; the original transplant died, but another tomato sprouted, this one PL, with the former being RL--whether it was from the same container or the garden soil, I'm not sure, but I'm guessing it's from the same container, since it's PL, and most of the tomatoes there last year were RL; if it's MKX_, then it would have a chance of being RL or PL)

Row 3
- Snacker_C2 tomato (transplanted 20 May; PL)
- Hamson tomato (A; transplanted 21 May; this is the older plant; RL)
- Big Cheef tomato (A; transplanted 21 May; PL)
- v22_A0 (RL volunteer tomato; probably Cosmic Eclipse)
- Carolina Yellow tomato (A0; transplanted 21 May; RL)

Row 4
- Empty
- Empty
- Empty
- Empty
- Empty

Row 5
- v22_A1 (PL; very long cotyledons)
- Empty
- Empty: was u22_A (PL; split off from Roma VF A1 and transplanted on 3 Jun)
- Italian Heirloom (A; transplanted 25 May; wispy RL)
- Empty

Row 6
- Empty
- Frog Princess tomato (A; transplanted 21 May; RL)
- Empty
- Snacker_C3 (was with Snacker_C2, but pulled up and put here on 2 Jun; PL)
- Empty

Row 7
- Wonderberry
- Broy_A F2 tomato (transplanted 21 May; PL)
- Broy_A0 F2 tomato (transplanted 21 May; PL)
- Empty
- Wonderberry

Row 8
- Wonderberry
- Broy_A1 F2 tomato (transplanted 21 May; PL)
- Empty
- Snacker_C4 (was with Snacker_C2, but pulled up and put here on 2 Jun; PL)
- Empty

Row 9
- Wonderberry
- Wonderberry
- Wonderberry
- Empty
- Nina_B RL (transplanted 25 May)

Row 10
- Wonderberry
- Wonderberry
- Wonderberry
- Wonderberry
- Nina_B0 (split off from Nina_B and transplanted on 3 Jun; RL)
- Empty
- Empty
- Wonderberry


West plot by sidewalk corner (north to south rows; east to west columns):
Row 1:
- Roma VF (A; RL)
- Empty
- v22_A3 (probably Galapagos Island; RL)
- Empty: was v22_A4, but got herbicide on it (probably Galapagos Island; RL)

Row 2:
- Roma VF (A0; RL)
- Empty
- Snacker_C5 (split off from Snacker_C1 and transplanted on 3 Jun; PL)

Row 3:
- Roma VF (A1; RL)
- Empty
- Snacker_C6 (split off from Snacker_C1 and transplanted on 3 Jun; PL)


SE Plot:

Row 1

- Amana Orange tomato (B1A; transplanted 24 May, in the evening; RL)
- Canary Bell pepper (A; transplanted 24 May, in the evening)
- Canary Bell pepper (A0; transplanted 24 May, in the evening)
- Canary Bell pepper (A1; transplanted 24 May, in the evening)
- Canary Bell pepper (A2; transplanted 24 May, in the evening)
- Canary Bell pepper (A3; transplanted 24 May, in the evening)
- Big Red pepper (A; transplanted 24 May, in the evening)

Row 2:
- Empty
- v22_A5 PL (possibly BSX)
- v22_A6 PL (possibly BSX)
- v22_A7 PL (possibly BSX)
- v22_A8 RL (probably Galapagos Island; set fruit by 20 Jun)
- v22_A9 RL (probably Galapagos Island; set fruit by 20 Jun)
- v22_A10 RL (probably Galapagos Island; set fruit by 22 Jun)
- Empty

Row 3
- Amana Orange tomato (B1A0; transplanted 21 May, in the morning; RL)
- Amana Orange tomato (B1A1; transplanted 21 May, in the morning; RL)
- Amana Orange tomato (B1A2; transplanted 21 May, in the morning; RL)
- Amana Orange tomato (B1A3; transplanted 21 May, in the morning; RL)
- Amana Orange tomato (B1A4; transplanted 21 May, in the morning; RL)
- Amana Orange tomato (B1A5; transplanted 21 May, in the morning; RL)
- Amana Orange tomato (B1A6; transplanted 21 May, in the morning; RL)
- Amana Orange tomato (B1A7; transplanted 21 May, in the morning; RL)

Row 4
- Amana Orange (B1A8; transplanted 25 May; RL)

Row 5
- Aunt Ginny's Purple (B0; transplanted 25 May; PL)
- Empty
- Brandy Boy F11 tomato (B; transplanted 24 May, in the morning; PL)
- Carbon tomato (B; transplanted 24 May, in the morning; RL)
- Brandy Boy F11 tomato (B0; transplanted 24 May, in the morning; this is the one I seeded later; it's parent was here; PL)
- Carbon tomato (B0; transplanted 24 May, in the evening; RL)

Row 6
- Gold Medal (A; transplanted 25 May; RL)
- Morsel_B F2 (transplanted 25 May; RL; set fruits by 21 Jun)
- Empty (was Cherokee Golden A; transplanted 25 May; pulled up on 15 Jun, since it was almost dead and it was only an inch tall or so)
- Brandy Boy F11 tomato (B1; transplanted 24 May, in the morning; PL)
- Brandy Boy F11 tomato (B2; transplanted 24 May, in the morning; PL)
- Pearler_B F3 (transplanted 25 May; RL)

Row 7
- Ground cherry--not Aunt Molly's (B?; transplanted from a foam cup on 27 May; was Carolina Yellow, transplanted 25 May, but that Carolina Yellow died)
- Pearler_B0 F3 (transplanted 25 May; RL)

Row 8
- Empty
- Pearler_B2 (split off from Pearler_B0 and transplanted on 3 Jun; RL)
- Empty
- Hamson (A0; transplanted 25 May; RL)
- Empty
- Empty

Row 9
- Empty
- Empty
- Amana Orange (B1A9; transplanted 25 May; RL)
- Empty
- Empty

Row 10
- empty
- empty
- empty (was Malva neglecta)
- empty
- empty
- empty
- Wonderberry (transplanted from a foam cup on 27 May)
- Wonderberry (transplanted from a foam cup on 27 May)
- Pearler_B1 F3 (transplanted 25 May; RL)

Row 11
- Empty
- Empty
- Chicory
- Empty
- Empty (was Malva neglecta)
- Empty
- Empty
- Empty

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Morsel_B had set some fruits (I think three), by Tuesday. V22_A10 set fruit by Wednesday.

So, at least the following tomatoes have set fruit:
- MKX_B (at least 8; the first one set on June 10th)
- Morsel_B (probably at least 3; this is the first plant to set fruit out of those I seeded later)
- v22_A8 (not sure how many)
- v22_A9 (ditto)
- v22_A10 (ditto)

A thirteenth watermelon sprouted maybe two to four days ago. So, we have at least two kinds. I hope they can mature in time, being transplanted so late. They look like they need fertilizer, too.

It's supposed to be 105 on Monday, but the interesting news is that might be the hottest day of the season. So, the whole season might be cool. I wonder how that will affect fruit production, with so many days in the 80s in June/July instead of 90s/100s.

We had some blossom drop on Wednesday. It's a shame I haven't sprayed with calcium nitrate, yet (it seems to help there). I should do that on Friday. I'll probably spray with Epsom salt soon, too (not the same day); I've never sprayed that before; I've always put it in the ground (but as I added it to the soil everywhere last year, I want to make sure I don't overdo it by putting it in the ground again, this year, just in case).

The Miracle Gro fertilizer in the ground seems to be doing a lot of good for some of the tomatoes.

I pulled up the Malva neglecta that I was allowing to grow.

We put some black plastic down to replace what was torn up by the wood pile. I hammered staples into it; so, we don't have rocks weighing it down, this time. We took all the plants out from that area (horseradish, sunroots, sunroot x sunflower hybrids, and weeds).

I watered the garden on 22 Jun.

The White Pearl poinsettia is looking great. The new leaves look awesome. It still has at least 13 white bracts remaining. I watered it on 22 Jun, too. It's a potted plant, in its original pot.

Horseradish leaves appear to make excellent mulch for keeping weeds out.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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By Thursday morning (23 June), Frog Princess set a fruit, and MKX_B set another fruit.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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A fourteenth watermelon sprouted.

Fruit set:
- Snacker_C0 set at least two fruit, by today. It's also the largest Snacker_ plant, this year. The fruits look more oblong/ovate than I was expecting, so far; maybe round isn't fully recessive.
- Snacker_C set a fruit, too, which I noticed later.
- MKX_B set a fruit on another flower stalk; there are 10 fruits that have set on the plant, so far.

I fertilized some tomatoes in the ground with 24-8-16 All-purpose Miracle Gro, this morning, including the following (all the watermelons, and the ground cherry, too):
- Pearler_B through B2
- Carbon (B0)
- Snacker_C3 through C6
- Nina_B and B0
- Gold Medal (A)
- Amana Orange (B1A9)

I moved the White Pearl poinsettia further west by its north window; so, it should get more eastern sun.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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I gave all the tomato, pepper, and wonderberry plants (with the exception of one wonderberry, which I missed) a foliar spray of calcium nitrate this morning, except the ones I gave Miracle Gro the other day (however I gave at least one of those a foliar spray of calcium nitrate, too, as well as the carrots; hopefully they'll be okay).
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Elevation: 2,260 feet
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On 27 Jun, I watered the plants. Cosmic Eclipse set at least two fruits. Other tomatoes likely set fruit, too. I'm not sure if Pearler_B2 is going to make it (it's still tiny, and it was severely wilting).
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I just got a nice video of a swallowtail butterfly. It was friendly (and not afraid), and let me video it as it got nectar from the roses.

Also, before that, I noticed that some tomatoes set fruit:
- Cherokee Yellow Perfection Peach
- Snacker_C1 (Snacker_C0 and Snacker_C previously set fruit)

MKX_B is up to about 15 fruits. They're decently-sized cherries already. The plant is up beyond the top of its cage already.

Frog Princess has at least two fruits.

Other tomatoes that have already set fruit have probably set more fruits.

I'm excited about Cherokee Yellow Perfection Peach, since it was a later variety last time (it may be that it needed more phosphorus).

Morsel_B was the first tomato to sprawl, which it did by 27 June.

Pearler_B2 looks better (instead of like it's dying).

Yesterday, I noticed a small bit of powdery mildew on Morsel_B (which I removed), and a whole lot of it on our dandelions that we've been growing purposefully. There are other disease symptoms in the garden (probably Verticillium wilt and Alternaria).

It got to 101 degrees F. on Monday (according to Alexa on Monday) instead of 105 (Accuweather says it was 104/55 then today). The tomatoes, peppers, and wonderberries loved it.

It's supposed to be 100 / 60, today, 90/56 tomorrow, then 93/58, 96/58, 99/59, 92/62, 86/60, 88/59, 91/60, 91/66, 95/67, 93/63, and so on. I'm excited because foliar sprays work better when it's warmer.

The UV index is supposed to be 9, today.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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I removed the diseased leaves from the tomatoes, and one from the ground cherry. They showed Verticillium-style chlorosis. We've had plants with symptoms like that for a few years without major issues; so, hopefully they won't cause major issues this year (however, the increased incidence, pest pressure, cooler temperatures, and rainy late spring might be cause for concern).

There are whiteflies in the garden.

Also, there are more aphids, or something, this year, but they're usually gone by the time I find their exoskeletons. I believe I saw some thrips (and thrip damage) earlier in the season.
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By today, the following tomatoes have set fruit (I'm mentioning some that I have mentioned before already, to show that those entire groups of plants have set fruit):
- Snacker_C through C2 have set fruit.
- Roma VF (A0) set two fruits
- MKX_B through B1

MKX_B is growing trusses with eleven flowers each (and it's grown a lot of trusses, so far). Snacker_C0 has more flowers per truss, so far, but I don't remember how many. Nina_B has quite a few flowers per truss.

The wonderberries have been flowering (as of yesterday or before).
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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