Thursday, August 30, 2012

Winding Down

The last melon plant has been retired, more beet seeds have taken its place.

As I was removing the melon plant one vine refused to budge. At first I thought it was caught on a zip tie, but closer inspection revealed a wonderful treat hidden behind the fence.

A surprise melon! So that means 13 melons from 3 container grown plants, pretty good!

The earlier sown beet seeds have sprouted.

The Envy soybean plants are doing well.

Most of the flowers pots have been retired for the year, the Pingtung Long eggplant was also pulled. I can't decide if I want to use these containers to sow more fall vegetables or just cover them until next spring.

Finally some signs of life in the carrot bed, 2 seeds have sprouted.

A few tomatoes left on the Summertime Green and Mountain Magic plants.

My tomato harvest this year was very low compared to previous years, but I did like the flavor of everything that I planted, so I don't regret growing any of these varieties. The only positive side effect from low yield was that I could sometimes get away with watering every other day instead of everyday.

If the Mountain Magic plant performed to its full potential I'm positive that it would have run out of water in less than 24 hours. Next year the hybrid variety will be planted in the largest tote with the largest water reservoir.

August 23-August 29:

Charentais Melon (Hakucho Hybrid): 1 pound, 2.3 ounces

Cherry Tomato (Black): 3.5 ounces

Pepper (Giant Aconcagua): 1 pounds, 9.3 ounces

Tomato (Summertime Green): 5.5 ounces

This Harvest: 3 pounds, 4.6 ounces

Total Vegetable Harvest 2012: 28 pounds, 3.52 ounces

No Reading Round Up next week, enjoy Labor Day weekend everyone!

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