Thursday, October 10, 2013

Endless Summer?

Can you believe this weather? We're almost halfway into October and I'm not even wearing a jacket yet, just a cardigan. I'm not complaining mind you, I just think it's a little weird.

It's chillier on the roof than on ground level, but even so only the soybeans plants have been retired, the 4 tomato plants are still alive with fruits on the vine. I'm still making fresh tomato sandwiches!

The Jasper cherry tomato plant is plugging along, still producing plenty of fruit.

The Japanese Black Trifele tomato plant got a little trim, just enough to reduce its swaying in the wind.

I was in the process of completely removing the Beaver Lodge tomato plant when I noticed new fruit had formed. I'm glad I didn't just hack the plant off at its base, I would've kicked myself later for missing the new fruits. If these tomatoes make it to maturity the total harvest from this single compact plant will be over 15 pounds!

The last Cosmonaut Volkov tomato.

More containers drying out before storage. On rainy days pots are tipped onto their side to prevent the reservoirs from filling with water and re-saturating the soil.

September 26-October 9:

Cherry Tomato (Jasper F1): 9.625 ounces

Soybean (Butterbean): 1.375 ounces

Tomato (Beaver Lodge): 9.75 ounces

Tomato (Cosmonaut Volkov): 5.625 ounces

Tomato (Japanese Black Trifele): 8.625 ounces

Total Harvest: 2 pounds, 3.0 ounces

Running Weight Total 2013: 55 pounds, 8.25 ounces

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