Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sitting Pretty

The garden is still doing great. I continue to keep an eye on the corn and one tomato plant looks a little stressed, but other than that the garden looks really good. Lots of plants have already fruited, including all the tomato plants!

Sunsugar F1 cherry tomato

Little Baby Flower F1 watermelons. I've spotted a couple fruits on these plants.

The largest one is about the size of a racquetball, it'll need a supporting net soon.

You'll notice the tomato container is pulled away from the reed fence. I did this to promote air circulation around both the tomato and melon plants.

Lil Keeper F1 melons. Lots of blooms, but no signs of fruit yet.

Beaverlodge tomato. Last time I checked I counted at least 20 fruits. Last year I was amazed by this plant's performance and it looks it will amaze me again this year.  Actually, I'm hoping it will do better this year since I placed it in a better location than last year's spot. Last year it was in the harsh section of the roof. The area that gets absolutely no shade protection from afternoon sun and heat. This year it's on the sheltered side, which means less stress, which I hope translates into a better performing plant.

The first cluster of tomatoes is starting to change color.

Orient Express F1 eggplant.

Yukon Gold potatoes

Sugar Buns F1 corn. I gave these plants a full dose of fertilizer last weekend so the leaves don't look as yellow as they did last week, but they're still far away from thriving. The shade cloth is helping though so I think I might double up on it to increase its light blocking and wind breaking ability. I considered moving the container, but due to its width its hard to find a place for it somewhere else. If worse comes to worse I'll double park it in a different section.

Orange Blaze F1 peppers

Bush Goliath F1 tomato. Most of the yellowing leaves are on the side of the plant facing afternoon sun so this plant will be getting some shade cloth as well. I'm assuming this plant is suffering from stress and not disease, but I'll continue to monitor the situation in case I'm wrong.

Giant Aconcagua peppers.

Pink Berkeley Tie Dye tomato

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