Oh, they'll take the healthcare plan and other benefits, but just won't do the work. The culprits are the Zapotec and Virginia Sweets, both heirloom varieties. The plants look great, but they won't hold their blossoms and the ones that remain dry up with nothing to show. So far, I've resisted the temptation to relocate them to the compost heap and replace them with a couple of stalwart Celebrity plants I have in reserve. I have a total of 3 Virginia's: one in the main plot, one in the Earthbox and one in the neglected plot. The Earthbox plant has a scant ONE. This is nothing new, heirlooms produce MUCH less than the hybrids, so let's hope that they're late season developers. If not, we can't have this, off with their heads!
C'mon Vic, aren't you being a little too hard on them?
Hey, I got kids to feed, rats to please, and neighbors to have fruit forced upon. I need production people. This isn't Club Med. These plants need to realize that.....wait. I'm over the line. Maybe they just need some nice words of encouragement, and a trophy for coming in third.
Speaking of the Earthbox, the Rutgers is finally producing so at least one of those plants is earning their keep.
The Early Wonder and La Roma are both doing well.
The eggplant is flush with flowers and it shouldn't be long before the fruit sets. I switched from the larger Black Beauty variety to a smaller, compact plant which doesn't take up as much room.