Thursday, September 1, 2011
The Aftermath of Hurricane Irene
Was not that bad! NYC and the rooftop garden certainly dodged a bullet. Damage was minimal and easily repaired.
The reed fence on the front chimney split near the edge. Zip ties were used for a quick fix.
The wind collar on the soybeans helped them survive the strong winds. The bungee cord was placed specifically for the storm and has since been removed.
The last Tasty Bites melon dropped from the vine, but I don't know if it was because of the storm or because it was ripe. Even though it was much smaller than the earlier fruits it was still utterly delicious. I don't regret letting the plant linger to mature this single fruit.
The bungee cords holding the cage for the Sun Gold cherry tomato plant lost tension, but thankfully it didn't fall over so the plant is still producing fruit.
This is the only plant damage I found when I returned, a single branch from the Sun Gold cherry. Before I left for the weekend I gave that plant a serious haircut to prevent it from swaying in the wind. It was the right choice because I'm sure if I didn't it would have lost a lot more than just one branch.
So how did your garden do in the storm?
Aug 25-Aug 31:
Cherry Tomato (Sungold): 0.8 ounces
Eggplants (Fairy Tale): 7.4 ounces
Melon (Tasty Bites): 5.9 ounces
Pepper (Atris): 13.1 ounces
Pepper (King Crimson): 3.4 ounces
This Harvest: 1 pound, 14.6 ounces
Running Weight Total 2011: 47 pounds, 11.6 ounces