Thursday, September 11, 2014

Friend or Foe? I'm Thinking Foe

The garden is coasting its way through September.

Cooler weather coupled with less fruit on the plants means I only have to water twice a week, sometimes once! It's very liberating.

Sunsugar F1 cherry tomato

Little Baby Flower F1 watermelon. I doubt these will get much bigger, I should probably harvest them soon. I haven't thought too deeply about them since I've decided that I like cantaloupe type melons far more than watermelons. This will most likely be the last time watermelons will be grown on this roof.

Orange Blaze F1 peppers. It's hard to tell from this photo, but there are a lot of little green peppers on the plants. I doubt there will be enough time for them to turn orange so instead I'm hoping they just get a bit bigger before the weather forces me to harvest them.

Beaverlodge tomato

Orient Express F1 eggplant.

Bush Goliath F1 tomato. This poor tomato plant has not had a good year. It spent most of its life struggling near a hot tar wall and now it's an insect incubator.

Larvae crawling out of a crack in a tomato. Anybody have any idea what type of insect this is? Morbid curiosity has led me to leave the tomato alone so the little buggers can get bigger and hopefully make identification easier. If this happened earlier in the season I would have removed it immediately, but since we're close to the end I figure I don't have much to lose.

Giant Aconcagua peppers

Lots of red peppers on the way.

Pink Berkeley Tie Dye tomato

September 4-September 10:

Cherry Tomato (Sunsugar F1): 5.625 ounces

Eggplant (Orient Express F1): 4.75 ounces

Tomato (Beaverlodge): 9.75 ounces

Tomato (Pink Berkeley Tie Dye): 1 pound, 1.875 ounces

Total: 2 pounds, 6.0 ounces

2014 Running Weight Total: 46 pounds, 4.625 ounces

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  1. Tomato fruitworms maybe? I've never seen them myself, but I've seen them on other blogs.

    1. Thanks Daphne, I think you're probably right.


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