My name is Tiffany, I live in Oklahoma. This is my first garden since I planted okra as a kid.
I am so incredibly proud of this garden. It was my lovely husbands idea to plant a garden this year and amazing it became my job to tend to it and care for it.
For the most part it hasn't bothered me to care for it but I have noticed some problem areas and being the new gardener I am don't have a clue what could be wrong or how/if I can fix it.
Right after I planted the 6 tomato plants and squash and zucchini.
The idea that started the whole gardening system was the topsy turvy - contains a cherry tomato plant.
This taken a few days ago.
Harvested my first zucchini on Tuesday morning. We ate it on homemade pizza for dinner that night.
Here is what seems to be happening to most of my squash plants. They are straight neck summer squash. The ends turn brown and eventually the fruit falls off.
Here is my turvy from a few days ago. I have a single cherry tomato ready to be picked. May let the kids pick it tonight.
and last but certainly not least is my tomato plants, one better boy tomateo turned orange last evening...can't wait!!
Thanks for looking -
Tiffany ~ Mom of 4yo twins ~ Kolby and Hailey ~
- Update -
After lots of searching and questioning I discovered what is wrong with my squash plants. Fortunately it is not a disease of any kind and it can be cured. I have what is called Squash Blossom End Rot and it is caused mainly by a lack of calcium in the soil. They make different things you can add to the garden to enrich the calcium levels. I plan to take a trip to the local garden center this weekend to see what they recommend I use. Hopefully we can get some calcium into this soil before I lose all my hard word.