October is here, but daytime temps are still touching the low 70's, so the majority of the garden is still doing well. All the peppers plants are still here, which I'm incredibly happy about. The last time any pepper plant lasted this long on the roof was in 2010, my top harvest year. If the weather holds I think this year might be my second best!
Sunsugar F1 cherry tomato
Little Baby Flower F1 watermelon. I put the greenhouse back on to give the last fruit some wind protection. Once it gets colder I'll add the top too. If this fruit matures I'll be eating fresh watermelon around Halloween, how cool is that!
Orange Blaze F1 peppers
A few are even turning color.
Orient Express F1 eggplant
I hear this weekend overnight temps will hit the 40's so this plant will probably be gone by the next plant update, but it had a great run. Eggplant in October! This summer has been unbelievable.
Bush Goliath F1 tomato
Giant Aconcagua peppers. Some more green peppers have appeared. I hope they get to a decent size before it gets too cold & windy up here.
Pink Berkeley Tie Dye tomato
There's not enough going on in the garden to warrant a weekly update so I'm switching to a bi-weekly schedule. The next plant update will be on the 16th.
Cherry Tomato (Sunsugar F1): 1.25 ounces
Eggplant (Orient Express F1): 1.875 ounces
Pepper (Giant Aconcagua): 5.375 ounces
Tomato (Bush Goliath F1): 1.75 ounces
Watermelon (Little Baby Flower F1): 8.875 ounces
Total: 1 pound, 3.125 ounces
2014 Running Weight Total: 54 pounds, 11.5 ounces
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