Still humming along. One tomato plant looks like it might have issues, but I read this week that overhead watering in humid weather causes problems. This is from The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible by Edward C. Smith, an essential tool for gardener’s.
Nature waters from above. Rain soaks the soil and also the plants. Usually, gardeners are best off if they copy nature, but watering is an exception to the rule. Tomatoes, peas, beans, melons and squash are all more susceptible to diseases like late blight when their leaves are wet, especially in muggy or humid weather. Overhead watering is also more wasteful because most of the water that ends up on the leaves, rather then in the soil, is lost to evaporation.
That’s it from beautiful Baltimore, MD, the greatest city in the country, and the city that reads.