by A.J. Coltrane
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September 8, 2013 post here.
The garden looks quite a bit different this year. The Gypsy peppers are much riper:
The white stuff is diatomaceous earth. The bugs didn’t attack the Gypsy peppers so maybe it’s helping.
The Thai Hot peppers are ripening nicely too:
The tomato plants have been pruned more aggressively this year. The Taxis are all coloring together:
The Oregon Spring (right) and Roma (left). The Roma plant is shorter this year and it has fewer fruits. The flipside is that the Roma fruits are much larger than 2013’s:
The Tigerella (left) and Sun Gold (right). The Tigerallas initially ripened fast, it’s slowed down lately:
The basil is getting towards done. We’ve been discussing the right time to whack it. One nice thing about this blog — I can see that the basil “final harvest” date last year was September 27:
In a front yard half-barrel we’ve started spinach and cilantro. The half-barrel in the back yard has arugula and romaine (Winter Density). Hopefully they’ll look like something by next week.