So Sue and I did take a nice bike ride through various local neighborhoods. We are having dinner guests tonight (our daughter and her friends), so I am trying out a blueberry lemon frozen yogurt - which will sit on top of Sue's most excellent Blueberry Betty (well, that's dessert - it is grilled chicken Souvlaki with grilled veggies for the main event, with some grilled beets with goat cheese to start).
Afternoon chores will include moving a few nice cherry tomatoes into bigger pots for a new home on our deck (Coyote and Rose Quartz) - potting up a few tomatoes to replace the empty spots in the extreme prune indeterminate row.....finishing up feeding some things I didn't get to yesterday....that'll do for a lazy Sunday.
So far, the only casualties as far as anything in pots are one of my experimental hot pepper selections (had a virus, and also had a replacement), a Tasmanian Chocolate dwarf that soldiers on only because I want that big fruit to turn color for seeds (some sort of bacterial or fungal wilt - and I have a replacement growing for that one).....Kimberly and Lucinda went down early with Fusarium wilt (replacements are growing)....Orange Strawberry, with Fusarium (replaced by Gold Medal)....Costoluto Genovese with something that took it fast (replacement growing). Fruhe Liebe now has Fusarium Wilt and is growing well separated from the rest until a few fruit ripen.
As far as surprises, the Indian Stripe in the main indeterminate row is clearly not - it is a mystery F1 hybrid. So I have three other Indian Stripe plants growing in hopes that at least one of them will be the real thing. The Islander sweet pepper project is getting interesting, as the various plants are now setting fruit. And we picked our first eggplant today - an Orient Express F3 selection that is just lovely - slender, deep lavender - about 1.5 inches by 10 inches. I just may have to name it Orient Lightning! We continue to pick beans, and now cukes and squash. And as far as ripe tomatoes, we are picking Mexico Midget, Sungold, Coyote, Fruhe Liebe, and Shazka....and the next one ripe will be Vzryv. None of the serious heavy hitters like the Cherokees yet....but soon!