Friday, August 7, 2009

Vegetable Harvest Report 05 2009

Rooftop Garden Vegetable Harvest
So the neem appears to be helping the celebrity tomatoes a little bit. New flowers are finallly blossoming instead of withering away. The problem, however, is the weather. These on/off rainy, humid days are giving the gray mold a prime opportunity to spread throughout the 2 plants. I've been clearing away all the infected plant debris, but if the weather doesn't change soon I don't think I'll be getting a lot of new fruit from them before frost kills them off. And who knows when frost will come, this weather has been very strange. I think if we could get just one solid week of dry, non-humid weather they'd have a chance of bouncing back, but unless that happens these plants are bound for the garbage can.

On the brighter side of things its been weeks since I've seen aphids on the tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. Where did they go? To the broccoli! They've completely engulfed one broccoli plant, just like in NYC Garden, and are slowly spreading to the other 3. I'm glad I didn't pull them out, they turned out to be great trap plants.

Bell Pepper: 12.5 ounces
Average Price: $0.29/ounce
Total: $3.63

Cherry Tomato: 11.1 ounces
Average Price: $0.42/ounce
Total: $4.66

Eggplant: 14.9 ounces
Average Price: $0.25/ounce
Total: $3.73

Hot Pepper: 6.4 ounces
Average Price*: $0.31/ounce
Total: $1.98

Tomato: 6 pounds 6.3 ounces
Average Price: $0.22/ounce
Total: $22.51

Weight Total: 9 pounds, 3.2 ounces
Price Total: $36.51

Running Weight Total: 22 pounds, 2.9 ounces
Running Price Total: $101.84 (over the half way mark!)

*Not a lot of vendors are selling these items right now so this average will change over time as I'm able to to collect more prices.

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