I've had Brandywine woes. They produced so many flowers and each one of those flowers fell off. I read on the Ga gardener forum on Gardenweb that brandywines were difficult to grow around here, but I thought to give it a try. Something was obviously wrong with the plants given the foliage.
I was so scared that since whatever it was had passed from one plant to the other that it was going to pass to the other tomatoes that were very close by, so, I pulled them both. I was sad to do it, but I'll try them again next year. I may have gotten some bad seed or something.
I planted cucumbers in their spot since the ones I have in the ground may be too shaded to do much. If not, I'll be swimming in cucumbers. There could be worse things in life. I also planted some marigolds and geraniums today. I found some more squash bug eggs and another spotted cucumber beetle, so hopefully this will help some.
The ants, however, are attacking all of my zucchini flowers. I remember last year they attacked the flowers of my zipper peas and they made the whole flower head fall off and not produce the pod. I'm worried the same will happen here. Any ideas? I don't want to dust the flowers with anything because of the bees, but I also do not want to lose any zucchini.