I sometimes do short tomatoes, generally paste - I found a vining paste type, which will hopefully be cool. The super short tomatoes are cute - I did a short pepper so I'll hopefully take a few in come fall.We'll see. Id love to get those short stubby tomatoes that are already flowered in the pots like the stores have where the stem is the size of your pinky already. Mine have always been healthy looking, but thinner stemmed
Cucumber beetles - you'll laugh, but I am going full tilt on traps for those pricks(saw this online). Yellow plastic easter egg half, drill hole in middle, run thin piece of wire(twist tie?) through hole, wrap the inside end around a cotton ball. Few drops of clove oil on cotton ball, smear inside with a little "Tanglefoot" bug goo, hang low on trellis to catch them as they move upward in life but put some in the upper canopy where they do the nasty. I'll try a few different attractants, basically they are supposed to be attracted to eugenols in a few different plants. They are bastards! Add: just dawned on me - hang some traps where I USED to grow my cucs. ALlegedly that's where they wintered.