by A.J. Coltrane
Previous post here.
Both zucchini plants dropped below the Vickie Mendoza Diagonal this week. The fruits have been molding on the vine, or in the case in the patty pans, falling off before they’re fully grown. I’d give the zucchini a “season grade” of “C” or “C-“, more on that in another post.
I cut out about 15% of the basil today as well — I figure it’s got a maximum of about three weeks before it’s done for the year. For the remaining tomatoes and peppers it’s now a race to ripen before the first frost.
Today was a good day for tomatoes. Pictured below is about six pounds, bringing the total for the week to ten pounds of them:
The Sun Golds “before”:
And “after”. I thinned out the leaves, especially in the interior, at least partly so I could see the fruits:
And from the 2nd story window. I really tried to prune the Sun Golds away from the Romas and Brandywines. That’s fine, the Sun Golds are growing over everything else:
The basil is looking leggy:
On the left is some of the older basil that I pruned to thin it out. Younger basil is on the right:
The brussels sprouts are nearing ready. It’s been forever. There’s an out-of-focus spider in the foreground. I now *like* spiders in the garden:
Sweet peppers. The one on the right has been on the plant all summer and is now finally ripe:
Finally, the Gypsys (or is it “Gypsies”?):