Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer Slowdown

2 containers have been retired from the summer garden and 2 more look like they're on their way out. The remaining plants however still look great and have a lot of fruit on the vine.

Sunsugar F1 cherry tomato.

Little Baby Flower F1 watermelon.

The Lil Keeper F1 melon plants were removed, which left an open space in this garden section. My original intent was to move the Orange Blaze F1 pepper container here, but then a big storm knocked out the cage supporting the corn plants and a last minute decision was made.

I'm not even sure why I'm keeping these around. I should just collect the tiny ears and see how they turned out.

The damaged cage. From a distance it looks sound.

The problem is that one of the pegs that holds the cage on top of the container is bent and I do not have a replacement. The manufacturer has re-designed the cage for this container so I can't buy a replacement part either. I'm not trashing it yet though, I'll hold on to it and think about my options.

Beaverlodge tomato

Orient Express F1 eggplant. This plant is definitely losing steam. I think a only few more fruits will be harvested from this plant.

With the potato container done and the corn moved to the other side this section has gotten much smaller.

Orange Blaze F1 peppers

Bush Goliath F1 tomato

Giant Aconcagua peppers still looking gorgeous.

Pink Berkeley Tie Dye tomato. Hard to see in this photo but there are lots of little fruit scattered throughout the vines.

August 14-August 20:

Cherry Tomato (Sunsugar F1): 1.5 ounces

Pepper (Giant Aconcagua): 2 pounds, 0.75 ounces

Pepper (Orange Blaze F1): 1 pound, 1.375 ounces

Tomato (Pink Berkeley Tie Dye): 8.875 ounces

Total: 3 pounds, 12.5 ounces

2014 Running Weight Total: 38 pounds, 15.5 ounces

I will be out and about all of next week so I think I'll take a blogging break as well. I hope everyone enjoys the last week of August and see you back here in September!

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