Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Thrill is Gone
Now that I've eaten the Tasty Bites melon there is nothing new in the garden to look forward to. I'm already thinking about what to plant next year, ha! It's okay though, the other plants are still going strong.
I've removed one melon plant and left part of the other one to support the last remaining fruit. The last melon is still small, but now that the plant doesn't have to support other fruit it's gotten a little bit bigger. It was stuck at racquetball size for ages, now it's the size of a baseball.
Now that there is one empty container to use I'm going to try to grow some soybeans for edamame. Hopefully some will mature before it gets too cold.
The Sun Gold cherry tomato plant is still churning out fruit. The cherries are noticeably smaller than fruit from earlier in the season though. I'm going to move it so it gets more sun, maybe that will make a difference, right now it's in a location that blocks late afternoon light.
The plant is also showing some signs of disease. Yellow leaves are creeping up the plant. Due the recent wet weather I've resumed use of the Serenade organic fungicide, so I'll just add this plant to the spray list.
A lot of Yellow Perfection tomatoes were lost to cracking from Sunday's rain, but again this variety is very prolific so there are plenty of healthy fruit still on the vine.
How's your garden doing? Is anyone growing container friendly tomatoes that you would recommend to others?
Aug 11-Aug 17:
Cherry Tomato (Sungold): 7.7 ounces
Cucumber (Lemon): 10.8 ounces
Eggplant (Fairy Tale): 1.2 ounces
Pepper (Atris): 1 pounds, 7.2 ounces
Pepper (King Crimson): 10.6 ounces
Tomato (Valencia): 3.3 ounces
Tomato (Yellow Perfection): 9.0 ounces
This Harvest: 4 pounds, 1.8 ounces
Running Weight Total 2011: 40 pounds, 7.4 ounces